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Old 06-04-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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Uh, inadvertently got my wish. DH's power car windows still work, but his "beeper key" battery ran out, so now we have a non-power lock!

Lol, how funny -- what coincidental timing!

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we were visiting a new city and were passing an used bookstore. dd said 'oooh wait i just need to go in and smell the store. i love the smell of old books.' being the owner of a nook i was shocked she was even familiar with the smell of old books. 

 

it was a really cool bookstore and we hung out there a while. introduced me to a new band Gorillaz. i liked what they were playing. still need to check them out. 


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introduced me to a new band Gorillaz. i liked what they were playing. still need to check them out. 

Don't they sing that song that goes something like, "Happy, feeling glad I got sunshine in a bag..."? I remember liking that song years ago -- I'll have to check out some of their newer stuff!

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ugh. by 'new' band i meant new for me. gosh i cant believe they've been around since 98.

 

and hey yeah. that's the song they were playing. i was trying tofind what they were playing. so THANKS!!!!


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I miss regular fixtures at public bathrooms. I can flush all by myself, thank you very much. I can turn on water faucets; been doing it for years. I can pull out a paper towel without power assist. Such a crazy waste of power. A solution looking for a problem.


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I miss regular fixtures at public bathrooms. I can flush all by myself, thank you very much. I can turn on water faucets; been doing it for years. I can pull out a paper towel without power assist. Such a crazy waste of power. A solution looking for a problem.


I agree!  The thing that bugs me even more is when the toilet and the faucets are automatic, but the paper towel dispenser is manual.  It usually takes a bit of hand-waving to figure out that I'll have to extract the towel myself.

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I had a toilet at a coffee shop flush on me four times the other day then it didn't flush when I needed it to! I can't stand them either.
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I hate those automatic flush toilets! They are so pointless I think, but mostly because my three year old is absolutely terrified of them. He is actually nervous using any new toilet as he is scared that it might randomly and loudly flush. Which made toilet training super easy:)

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Ugh.  It's just gross when those toilets flush when I'm still sitting there. I resolutely don't think about the spray of water that's hitting my nether regions.

 

So Myth Busters did an episode about air hand dryers versus paper towels.  At least where bacteria is concerned paper towels were far superior to air dryers.  Husband felt vindicated; he hates them.  I don't like the perpetual puddle of water under them.

 

Either one is better than the cloth hand towel on a roller that public bathrooms used to have. My grade school changed to paper towels in maybe 3rd grade.


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Our newest mall has new, fancy hand dryers. You insert your hands vertically into a slot like a toaster, and move them up and down while blasts of air ripple the skin on your hands and make you wonder if you should start using some kind of collagen anti-wrinkle cream. I like 'em. They have far more drying power than regular hand dryers. But I'm still generally too impatient to wait for the full effect, and end up wiping my hands on my jeans as I exit, so... yeah, paper towels work well.


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The Dyson hand dryers?  Those are fun!  I got to use one once in a touristy place in San Francisco.


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They have them at our mall here. I like them!
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Ugh.  It's just gross when those toilets flush when I'm still sitting there. I resolutely don't think about the spray of water that's hitting my nether regions.

 

OMG, yes. TMI, but you're supposed to close the lid before flushing anyway to avoid spreading germs - that's what I do at home. My other beef with the automatic ones is that they are sometimes SO LOUD. Traumatic for little kids!


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