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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:25 AM
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God help me, I am going out to clean my car.
If I don't come back, it's because I got buried under an avalanche of coffee cups and assorted debris of several month's making. You might want to dial 911 if I'm not back by Tuesday.
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marzipanni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:34 AM
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1. LOL, on all fours pitching coffee cups over your shoulder
into a large trash can? You'll feel such a sense of accomplishment! Cleaning clean areas is such a bore.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:13 AM
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6. Are you psychic? That was dead on!
I never clean clean areas, no need when there is so much dirt in my life! :P
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:36 AM
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2. You might be amazed at what you'll find
Stuff you thought was long gone (and some you'll wish WAS long gone!).

mikey_the_rat
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:12 AM
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5. LOL I found the new registration sticker for the windshield
and actually scraped off the old one and put on the new. I also found the "God knows when you don't tip" button I bought for a waitress friend that has been missing for weeks!
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:13 AM
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7. See? Ground score!
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 11:14 AM by mikeytherat
I recently found the cap for my favorite thermos wedged under the driver's seat.

mikey_the_rat
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:44 AM
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23. I was thinking if I used a thermos
My car would be easier to clean. Then I noticed all the refillable coffee cups on the floor and thought I already do and it doesn't work.
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Idylle Moon Dancer Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:46 AM
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3. yum
moldy, syrup-coffee residue. Been there.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:15 AM
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8. I should buy stock in a coffee plantation.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 11:15 AM by redwitch
I could make hugh! profits on my consumption alone. It's a wonder I don't twitch from all the caffeine!
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cleofus1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:50 AM
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4. i have to do that at the car wash with the
giant industrial strength vacuums that cost 5 bucks in quarters and have the tin can size nozzles...
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:17 AM
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9. Heading there next.
The giant sucking sound you here will be me spending all my quarters I found on the floor of the front seat!
I may also hose of the crusted salt from the outside of the car- if I have any quarters left!
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StaggerLee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:18 AM
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10. Tell Jimmy Hoffa I said hi
nt
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:21 AM
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13. My car's not THAT old!
Sheesh! :P
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:26 AM
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14. No, but we moved his body there when you weren't looking
Hey, who figured you'd ever look under that pile of coffee cups?

Now we gotta move the body again, sheesh.

mikey_the_rat
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:32 AM
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16. Damn, I gotta watch you people every second!
No worries though, I'm putting in a vegetable garden in May, I'll just stash Jimmy in the barn til then. :-)
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:34 AM
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18. Mafioso Compost - makes your veggies grow like magic!
mikey_the_rat
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:39 AM
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20. Jimmy Hoffa sleeps with the green beans
Maybe he should sleep with the tomatoes or garlic, sounds more Eye-talian? :P
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:46 AM
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24. Arugula. Definitely arugula.
mikey_the_rat
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:04 PM
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27. If I had a rock band I would name it arugula
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 12:06 PM by redwitch
What a great word. Say it over and over. I think that is my new mantra. Plus, my friend Cyndy makes this arugula, roasted pears, fresh shaved parmesan and walnut salad that is out of this world. Yum. OK, that does it, I need some lunch.


Oh, BTW mikey the rat, are you IN the mafia? Because mikeytherat is such a good mob name! It's like jimmythefoot or moose"big guns"rossi, or something.
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:08 PM
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28. Well, my family IS half-Sicilian, and from Chicago,
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 12:13 PM by mikeytherat
and I DO look like Jean Reno in The Professional, but I'm not a made man. Not yet, anyway (and I'd have to choose a new name, anything with "The Rat" in it is not very good, capice?). Now, my Uncle Ambroso, on the other hand...

And that salad sounds awesome.

mikey_the_rat
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:31 PM
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30. Hmmm. Good thinking.
Perhaps mikeythecat? mikeytheweasel or how about mikeychicago or chicagomikey? Sorta like NathanDetroit, ya know?
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:55 PM
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31. Weasel is another bad one
mikey_the_rat
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:06 PM
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35. I always think of the weasels in roger rabbit.
mikeytheferret? squealin'mikey and "looselips"mikey probably not so good neither. That being said...
I think that LooseLips Mikey and the Squealers would be an awesome name for a rock band! :P
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:12 PM
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37. Remember what happened to the weasels in Roger Rabbit?
"C'mon, youse mugs, Valient's got the rabbit stashed here somewhere."

mikey_the_rat
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:17 PM
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39. Yeah but it's a good way to go, right?
I love that movie! Hey mikey, Are you getting anything accomplished today? Except for my slightly cleaner car, all I've done today is rack up my post count. SIgh. I know it's only March 10, but I think I have spring fever. It's better than bird flu to be sure. Plus, I was going to vacuum the whole house today. I had such good intentions when I got up this morning.
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:25 PM
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43. I had an open day, so I've been out on the deck with the laptop
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 01:32 PM by mikeytherat
enjoying a sunny, 78-degree day!

I'm slammed all weekend, so this is my goof-off day, and goof-off I shall!

By the way, your "JImmy Hoffa sleeps with the green beans" comment cracks me up each time I read it! And, do we have the sub-thread from Hell or what?

mikey_the_rat

PS
Tell your waitress friend I always tip 20%, and the delivery dudes get 25% (been there/done that, kicking the karma back at 'em). God does know when you don't tip, and poor tippers make baby Jesus cry.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:29 PM
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44. Happy goof-off day!
I am putting down the laptop. :hi:
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:19 AM
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11. Mine is the black Dodge Dakota
I think it is just down from yours. You can keep any quarters you find. Thanks.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:20 AM
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12. No way dude!
I'm all exhausted now, next spring when I'm recovered I'll clean yours out. Can you wait that long or will the coffee cups begin to plot against you?
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:36 AM
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19. Guess I'll have to do it myself
I think I heard the cups holding a meeting this morning on the commute. Maybe I'll just have to figure out which one is their leader and assassinate it.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:40 AM
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21. I would do something.
A cup de etat can be bloody!
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:22 PM
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42. Oh come on! A "cup d'etat" is hilarious. I am SOOOO witty!
:P
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:05 PM
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47. Yes, you are :)
And I can totally relate, as there are probably four or five cups rolling around in my car and I CLEANED IT OUT TWO DAYS AGO!!!!!

Coffee addiction does have its victims..... :donut:
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:29 AM
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15. Replace coffee cups with water bottles, and that's me!
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:33 AM
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17. I've got them too!
But I buy the family size bottles so there's fewer of them to remove.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:19 PM
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29. We're said -- there's also a bunch of junk mail...
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:40 AM
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22. The scariest part for me is moving the kids' car seats ...
I dare not speak the name of what's underneath ... :scared:
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:46 AM
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25. I remember those days!
My youngest son used to get carsick. We finally had to have those guys in the white suits come and suck the air out of the car. Then, just to be on the safe side, we set fire to it. :-)
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:49 AM
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26. I bought a used station wagon a few years back that was a kid-mobile
What I found when I decontaminated that car...wow. I mean, wow.

mikey_the_rat
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:59 PM
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32. Wow, and I thought I had a lot of crap in my car!
:rofl:
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:01 PM
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33. I get to clean 3 cars this weekend. The outsides are getting a full
detail treatment, wash, polish, wax, etc. The insides are . . . well other than my personal car, they're the responsibility of the friend who I'm doing it for.


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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:10 PM
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36. You are not ET Awful
You are ET NIceasCanBe. Where is this car wash taking place? Can you handle a fourth?
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:17 PM
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40. Well they are plying me with a steak dinner and such.
:P

I'll be in Londonderry, NH if you can find me, I'll add you to the list (time permitting) :P
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:20 PM
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41. That's a bit of a trek from here. Tempting though.
I am doing our tax prep this weekend. ICK!
Hey I just got a spam from rafi! "Now is the time to take control of ur life" Think that means I should put my laptop to sleep and actually do something today?
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:04 PM
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34. I think you should just buy a new one.
Save yourself the hassle of cleaning the old one.
In the case of my van, it's almost worth it.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:13 PM
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38. Mighty tempting!
I actually would like to trade my old clunker in on something newer (and cleaner) this spring. Hower bassplaying college son is eating up all "disposable" income. So I am thinking/praying this one makes it for another year. Damn.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:51 PM
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45. so it's not just me!
whew. Actually I saw some cars in a mall parking lot today that looked far worse than mine. I do clean and vacuum it occasionally, but my son continues to spill everything known to man. Ugh.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:51 PM
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46. Ah yes, I need to spring clean my car too.
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:37 PM
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48. Did you find the kids?
All of them?
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:06 PM
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49. Redwitch, are you ok?
It's now 5pm cst and although it's still too early to call the police, I'm wondering if I need to start making MISSING signs with your face on them.

If you are ok, what was the weirdest thing you found in your car?
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