View Full Version : The World According to Charlie and Mel

10-12-2007, 05:36 AM
This thread has been at two other boards and has met with a tragic demise at both places. I am hoping the third time will be a charm.

This is a thread where you are welcome to just chill out, vent or say hello. It is for gossip or whatever, just as long as you are not cruel here. Charlie isn't a member here with us, but wherever he may be, he is a good friend to me and would be pleased to see this thread reborn. :)

A cooking tip- when making recipes calling for onions, put your whole onion(s) in the freezer about 45 minutes to an hour before cutting them. They will not freeze and this will considerably cut down on the crying. Save your tears for a good book!


10-12-2007, 05:55 AM
I feel I should say hello since I'm also Mel. :)

another tip - garlic tastes better if my mash it, don't just chop.

10-14-2007, 09:35 PM
Hello! from one Mel to another ;)

10-14-2007, 09:41 PM
Hey, I thought it was about you Mel too. Hello to you and to the other Mel and Charlie.

10-14-2007, 09:42 PM
I am neither a Mel nor a Charlie, but hello to everyone who is. :D

10-14-2007, 10:24 PM
I'm not a Mel, I don't know a Charlie, and I have no tips.

Carry on then.

10-14-2007, 10:55 PM
Now....I want a Mello Yello.........and some marshmellows!!!


10-15-2007, 01:03 AM
I think I hear chamber music in this thread. It is very relaxing.

10-15-2007, 03:51 AM
Did you know you can make salsa with waterMELon? I think it has watermelon, jalapeņo, onion and possibly tomato and is called Fire & Ice. Yum.

Jersey Chick
10-15-2007, 05:39 AM
Mello Yello! I used to love that stuff...

Well, I'm not a Mel, or a Charlie - I'm a Chick, which is close to Chuck, which is another name for Charlie, so that's close enough, right? Right?

Ahem... anyway - I want to say hi because I'm in a good mood. I don't need to vent (yet, gimme about 5 days, when we move. THEN I'll probably have a good head of steam, hee hee). So instead, I will wave :hi:

10-15-2007, 05:46 AM
Hello to all Mels, Charlies, and everyone else. ;)

And thanks for the tip about onions - great idea!

10-15-2007, 05:46 AM

Uh, wel... okay. I broke a toe. I hate my toes. I think I'll amputate them all. :D

Jersey Chick
10-15-2007, 05:56 AM
Umm... I don't know if you can walk without toes...

just sayin'

10-15-2007, 06:06 AM
As long as you've got the big toe, I'm pretty sure you can.

10-16-2007, 03:12 AM
I just started a treatment on my big toe. Fungus, that's all I say.

Today is a good day because my husband FINALLY flipped the fridge door. It opened away from the kitchen and the kitchen is very narrow so it was a big pain. NOW it's wonderful!

10-16-2007, 03:49 AM

Uh, wel... okay. I broke a toe. I hate my toes. I think I'll amputate them all. :D

Ugh, I feel your pain (literally). I stubbed & broke my little toe on my right foot awhile back. Dumbest injury I've ever had by far. Plus, I had no medical insurance at the time, so there was nothing to do for it but let it heal. So I walked around with a hugely swollen toe for a few weeks. Had to either wear sandals or a larger size shoe for about 6 months because the pain wouldn't stop.

It's finally somewhat back to normal, although one pair of my favorite sneakers still doesn't fit quite right.

10-17-2007, 08:38 PM
What do you guys think about Ellen's dog? I think some celebrities misuse their power to get their way. I don't think Ellen is doing this. I truly felt her pain and frustration over the matter of the dog she gave to her hairdresser-against the shelter rules. Still, I think that evil shelter woman should not deny that dog a good home just to be right. There are always ways to reach a positive compromise.

What do you think?

10-17-2007, 11:07 PM
Weird, CNN is talking about the story right now. I think the shelter should've worked with Ellen rather than yanking the dog from the family.

10-18-2007, 04:10 AM
About every three or four months I'll sit back and take in the nightly news. Now I remember why I don't do it more often. Katie Couric, Brian Williams and the other guy are voices of doom and gloom. Let me think of all the things I learned about tonight that are out to get me:
Staph infections with no cure, Bush spewing idol words of World War III, the ice fields down 23% in just two years, violent weather which is headed in my direction, politicians dueling it out for the race of 08'. Do any of them have any more sense than the current administration? I sure hope so! (MHO)
Our children learning Chinese, lurking perverts, E-Coli outbreaks...That's all I can remember, but it is enough to put the fear in this old gal.

Is it all really so bad as all that? Was it this bad a hundred, two hundred years past. I would certainly think so, the difference is that no one really knew all the bad stuff out in the world unless it affected them directly.
Well, I'm going to skip the nightly news for the next few months. I'm vibrating in my boots just thinking of all I learned in one half hour tonight. Instead, I'll put my time to more valuable pursuits like spending time with family, picking up the phone and calling a long lost friend, or reading a good fiction novel.
To he// with the evening news!