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  • #16
    Originally posted by Leida View Post
    The best way to find your measuring tape is to buy another measuring tape. The first one will surface within 1 to 5 days after the purchase. Proven on numerous occasions.
    Yes! My husband says the way to find something is to replace it.

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    • #17
      I lose socks in the laundry all the time. I think I'm going to get a large lingerie bag and start laundering all my socks in it so they stay together. And then another for my actual undies would be good.

      I lost my favorite bra and a t-shirt a couple of years ago, pretty sure I left them in a hotel when I was in California for job training. I lost my favorite necklace and have no idea where it might've ended up. It wasn't in my fiancé's room when we moved out of there to our apartment (room was completely empty when we left). It wasn't at my grandmother's house (I rarely took it off, but did at her house sometimes before bed). The chain was very secure, but I must have taken it off at some point and it slipped away somewhere. Still hoping it'll turn up. I have not gotten around to replacing it and it's been around 2 years.
      Depression Lies

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      • #18
        I had a ferret once who created her own black hole in the arm of the sofabed. Socks, anything with velcro or a strap, powerbars (vegetarian runner at the time). If it was missing the first thing to do would be to get the bed out 1/4 of the way and then reach into the lining of the arm, the ferret watching intently the whole time, and retrieve my stuff.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by seashells View Post
          I had a ferret once who created her own black hole in the arm of the sofabed. Socks, anything with velcro or a strap, powerbars (vegetarian runner at the time). If it was missing the first thing to do would be to get the bed out 1/4 of the way and then reach into the lining of the arm, the ferret watching intently the whole time, and retrieve my stuff.
          Gosh, ferrets. When I redid my kitchen we managed to get back all the stuff the ferret had hidden under the kitchen sink cabinet base. Socks, stuffed animals, so much stuff in that nest.

          In the black hole in my home are dozens of nail clippers, nail files, measuring tapes, pens, and scissors.

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          • #20
            Nail clippers! I have a dozen and they're everywhere except when I need to trim.

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            • #21
              With me it's reading glasses and sunglasses that have their very own optical black hole. I just went and bought about a dozen new reading glasses at CVS and I put one in each room, one in my purse, one by my computer, etc. I think it's when you start transporting things from one spot to another that they make their escape.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                With me it's reading glasses and sunglasses that have their very own optical black hole. I just went and bought about a dozen new reading glasses at CVS and I put one in each room, one in my purse, one by my computer, etc. I think it's when you start transporting things from one spot to another that they make their escape.
                This is my mom!

                My entire house is a black hole. There are just piles of stuff everywhere. But don't try to move any of it! "I knew exactly where that important document was until you cleared my crap off the kitchen counter @#$%^$%!!"

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                • #23
                  Well, it would appear that the Black Hole really needs my measuring tape. It's given me a cheque for £80 and a return bus ticket to the airport in its place

                  Originally posted by VacillateWildly View Post
                  The Recovery Elves took it. I see this as a good thing, the Universe is quietly looking after you.
                  I'll show that Universe...

                  Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                  With me it's reading glasses and sunglasses that have their very own optical black hole. I just went and bought about a dozen new reading glasses at CVS and I put one in each room, one in my purse, one by my computer, etc. I think it's when you start transporting things from one spot to another that they make their escape.
                  The worst part is when you realise that the black hole for glasses is on top of your head...

                  Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
                  My dryer somehow takes single socks and transforms them into wire coat hangers. I buy only quality clothes hangers, and have never once in my entire life bought wire ones, but there seem to be more and more in my closets. And there's always an odd sock when I do laundry.
                  Originally posted by SeaHorse View Post
                  Seems that I have the "white hole" somewhere in the apartment. Worst that it moved with us from previous home. Stuff keeps poping up from nowhere, nobody knows why or what it is, it doesn't belong to anybody (hence nobody feels responsible for tidying the room). I can blame some on the kids - like cosmetics, hair pins, etc, but occasionally there are also computer spare parts, boxes, cups, jackets, bags, empty beer bottles, and such. Can't blame the dogs, right?
                  LOL
                  Last edited by YogaBare; 05-17-2013, 01:56 PM.
                  "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                  In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                  - Ray Peat

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                    With me it's reading glasses and sunglasses that have their very own optical black hole. I just went and bought about a dozen new reading glasses at CVS and I put one in each room, one in my purse, one by my computer, etc. I think it's when you start transporting things from one spot to another that they make their escape.
                    Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                    The worst part is when you realise that the black hole for glasses is on top of your head...
                    Been there!! My kids think it is hilarious that I need another pair of glasses in order to find the bifocals I misplaced.
                    I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                    • #25
                      There was a Ziggy cartoon about a hundred years ago: Ziggy is asleep in bed, there's a spaceship on the windowsill, and two aliens are standing over his sock drawer holding up pairs of socks. The caption is "I have no idea what these things are, lets take one of each to make sure."

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Lynna View Post
                        When my clothing disappears, it's usually my husband's fault. He sometimes takes the initiative to put laundry away and I generally will find things I am unable to locate either in his closet (my jeans) or his dresser (my shirts). We're not terribly different in size - I'm 5' 5 and he's 5' 7.
                        Oh, you started so promissingly and then its just jeans... Hoped at least for a revelation that he wears your lingerie and lace top socks.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by SeaHorse View Post
                          Oh, you started so promissingly and then its just jeans... Hoped at least for a revelation that he wears your lingerie and lace top socks.
                          There was that time after I'd lost a lot of weight when my boyfriend got dressed to go out and started complaining that his pockets had something wrong with them. There weren't holes in them, they were gone.

                          What can possibly happen to pockets? Where can they go?

                          I finally looked, and saw that he was wearing a pair of my jeans, the ones with the ornamental pockets in the front. LOL. Yeah, they fit a little funny, too.

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