: I'd call that Ikea-Fail. Any plastic cutting board (for example the ones I have) should easily be able to last through the hot water in the dishwasher because how else can you ensure that they are actually CLEAN? Cutting boards in particular (especially if you cut raw meat on them) need to be sterilized and that means they have to be subjected to higher water temperatures.
And, no, a little scrub brush icon does not imply to me handwash only.
: Glad it wasn't any worse. But not pleasant...
1) Well, that sucks. I'll get on them about that, too. (I don't usually read Sports, and so had not noticed this.)
2) WTF? And the even sell dishwashers there. And the little icon? Sorry, no. Then again, maybe they figured that since they hadn't required the use of an allen wrench to assemble said cutting board, they were off the hook. *shrug* Ikea.
Was it the thin flexible platic board? I bought a pair for the trailer which had no dishwasher thank goodness. Clean things are nice! No more falling, you!
Oh, the copy editing letters. My advice: Don't send it to the editor. Send it to the publisher/ownership. :D
As for the sports letter, absolutely. That needs some shaking up.
I agree with your irritation with all of things, and I am very glad you did not break you in falling today. Ugh. <3
I wonder what the newspaper will say to you. They had better say something.
I bought some spatulas at Ikea and discovered that they were not made of silicon and could not be used with heat. They were okay on the top rack of the dishwasher, but still, Bah.
Bah to falling. Who could like it, outside of bungee-jumping? I wouldn't like it there either, come to think of it.
Falling's not so bad. You know, if you discount the landing bit.
Falling down a flight of stairs, the landing isn't the worst part.
Falling down an up escalator, even more so. You'd be amazed at how long you can tumble without changing location.
Strange. We have plastic Ikea cutting boards and put them in the dishwasher all the time.
But I'm totally with you regarding the icons: I was looking at the crocodile mat we got for the unborn on Friday when we were in MN and was pondering the strange icons it had. One of them is simply an x-ed out circle. What is that supposed to mean?
(And, yes, I owe you a phone call. I'm still sort of trying to ignore the world.)
In your own time, dear heart. It is your right to ignore the world right now.
I am pleased with the prospect of a crocodile mat. No cutesies and wootsies for this baby! Toothies for this baby!
One of them is simply and x-ed out circle. What is that supposed to mean?
I thought it meant "whatever you're doing is wrong, so don't." My father used to joke about a type of aggressively anxious temperment that way. It seems entirely plausible that the publishers of The Fretful Mothers' Digest and so forth would put icons like that on baby stuff.
But "don't put the mat in the dryer" also makes sense, expecially if there is some kind of rubbery non-stick stuff on the underside. I think the icons I've seen to that effect have a circle in a square with an x over the whole thing...but I can understand the variation.
None of that sounds like any fun at all. I hope tomorrow is better.
I gave Adrian the hug you sent along, and she was very pleased to have it.
Kevin was just up here to see the end of the Detroit-Yankees game and we were talking sports and he asked if I had read LJ lately (nope) and mentioned what you said here.
Good on you for writing to the Strib. I rarely bother to look at the newspaper or website for it any more, but I used to seethe when the entire front page of the Sports section was Vikings stuff. Often unimportant blather about training camp or losses or what-have-you. Meanwhile the Twins were leading their division or had some other milestone happen. Gah.
I know from when I worked at startribune.com that anything remotely Vikings-related on the website got 10x the traffic of anything else. Okay, maybe it wasn't that extreme, but it was a lot.
And yeah, the thing with the Lynx. I can so see that. At least on twitter most local sports people talk about it even if only to say "but then there's the Lynx" when talking about how everything sports-wise in MN isn't going well.
Also: I have Delmania! And Verlander and Leyland rock, as ever.
I told my mom we had Delmania, and I got the best eyebrow ever.
I cannot like the falling-on-the-stairs either.
Irrelevant to everything, I am suddenly realizing I don't understand in which contexts the "shoulders like nixon" tag is used, and looking at entries which have the tag does not demystify this for me.
Things that are stressing me out.
I don't use my tags as consistently as I should.