How well do you look after your nuts?

@James72 (26832)
Australia
August 16, 2009 1:07am CST
I think we tend to forget how important it is to practice positive and intelligent nut care! How focused are YOU when it comes to taking care of your nuts? Check your habits against the following points to see how dedicated you REALLY are: [i]1. Do you keep your nuts well contained? 2. Are your nuts kept dry at all times? 3. Are your nuts isolated from wandering hands and fingers that could taint them with germs? 4. Do you keep your nuts seperately to other nuts? 5. Are your nuts in their natural state or do you prefer to have nuts that are treated or changed from their original form in any way?[/i] It's vital that we take good care of our nuts, yet so man of us are carefree and ignorant of these core nut-care principles. So, how do YOU stack up then? Is it time for you to be changing the way you handle your nuts or have you always been one that's taken a disciplined approach?
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@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Aug 09
Thank you, Dear James, for this important lesson in nut care. Not only is it important to take care of your nuts, but your nut cases as well.
• United States
16 Aug 09
I hope you are taking good care of your nut case!
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
You're most welcome Dawn. It's such an important issue and to be able to stress the merits of nut care with my fellow mylotters is an absolute pleasure for me. And yes, nut cases are equally as crucial and we should do all we can to not just look after them, but nurture and inspire them as well.
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@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Aug 09
lol I'm inspired...
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• United States
16 Aug 09
What are these things nuts? This is not about keeping our nuts stashed in a cache? Is it? Okay, I have to admit that only one set of hands is handling my nuts... Song playing? "Lady, got the love I need baby, or is that enough, darling walk a while with me, you got so much, so much..." Well you know... Out on a limb all dried up... Out on the tiles...
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
You need to be very careful with your nuts when they're near tiles Gary! One set of hands handling your nuts is more than likely the case for many I reckon, but it can be of benefit to occasionally allow others to handle your nuts too. Just make sure that they are aware of proper nut etiquette first though! I suppose we could cache our nuts as well, but I wouldn't really recommend it because they're not so easily accessible if we do this. Seeing as we're heading down the song path here, I suppose Nutbush City Limits should be thrown into the ring too yes?
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@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Aug 09
Now don't get me into the difference between suite nuts and salty nuts!
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
The main difference I guess is that you can eat salty nuts in a suite, but can you eat suite nuts somewhere salty? I suppose you could eat them on a beach? Oh, well there isn't a difference along those lines at all then.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
16 Aug 09
Another nutty professor?
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
I think there's many of them actually! A PhD in Nuts is one heck of a qualification!
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@balasri (26577)
• India
17 Aug 09
Yeah James you are nut the only one here.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
17 Aug 09
I'm nut? Thank God for that!
@skyhss (1142)
• United States
16 Aug 09
LOL..."practice positive & intelligent nut care". i'm always very careful when i'm handling nuts.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
I'm very relieved to be hearing this! It seems there are more "nut savvy" people here than I originally thought.
@skyhss (1142)
• United States
16 Aug 09
oh, i'm very "nut savvy"...you can ask DJ next week, ya know, since i'm sure i'll be handling his nuts while i'm there.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
Just make sure you store them correctly when they're not in use. The last thing you need is for them to be going stale or have them end up with ants on them or something! Many people swear by Tupperware, but I find lycra or spandex is also very effective.
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Hiya James72---well at the moment I don't have any nuts, but here's another vital way of protecting one's nuts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zdDfQrPi5Q
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• United States
17 Aug 09
Hi Pye, I'm just wondering do they make that in an underwire? I mean really then men could have the same conversations as women about support issues...
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
17 Aug 09
Hahahahahahahahaha, what a great way to start my day, thanks for that! "Guaranteed to give your dangling nuts the support they need!"..... "Perfect for when you're just hanging around the house"...... That was hilarious! I just hope to God I never need to buy one! LMAO
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• United States
17 Aug 09
LMAO!!! OMG that is freaking hilarious!
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@ElicBxn (60182)
• United States
16 Aug 09
no nuts around here, just the nutcases...
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
Nut case maintenance is equally as important Elic! If it weren't for nut cases, I'd never feel at home anywhere, so we really should look after them!
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@Wizzywig (7860)
16 Aug 09
I, of course, have very little experience in the nutcase area...
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
No, of course not Wizzy!
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
16 Aug 09
i hope you know the saying,OPPOSITES ATRACT!!! I AM USUALLY CAREFUL IN STORING THOSE NUTS ,BUT ONCE SOME NUTS fell from my hands and i hurriedly shoved them in the cupboard(i stay with my in-laws) and after 2-3 days,i saw soome worms wrrigling out of it.yech,but my kids had a gala time that day!!
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
Nope, I've never heard that saying before in my life. Make it up did ya? You really do need to keep a firm grip on nuts Mable. Not TOO hard mind you, but just strong enough to make sure they don't end up all over the place. Nuts with worms sounds pretty horrific too, I must say!
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
16 Aug 09
DUFFER!!theres some saying about like poles repelling and opposites attracting,i never did any make up on my wedding day also ,why should do i now???
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
I know the saying ya dopey dora! lol. Maybe you SHOULD start wearing make-up. Some of the nutrients might work their way into your brain? It's SO good to have you back Mable. I've missed this!
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• Belize
16 Aug 09
I totally agree nuts are very important and hence should be well taken care of and if You can't take cae of your own nuts find someone that will do it for you.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
Welcome to mylot ajohnson! Yes, if we aren't prepared to put in the hard yards required for optimal nut care, then the next best thing is to find a caretaker!
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• United States
16 Aug 09
And this was your first post on my lot? Too funny!
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
I think it's brilliant! Talk about starting off with a bang!
@cobra1368 (704)
• United States
16 Aug 09
"I've got big balls, I've got big balls. They're such big balls. Fancy big balls! He's got big balls, she's got big balls, but we've got the biggest balls of them all!" - AC/DC Oh I'm sorry. We're talking about nuts. I have no nuts of my own, but I take good care of the nuts placed in my care, as well as the nut cases. The nuts in my care are well contained. They are not always dry, but that is usually rememdied by applying powder. There are only two sets of hands and fingers that ever touch the nuts in my care. The nuts I take care of are not at all okay with being touched by other nuts!! That weirds them out. I do prefer them in their natural state. By the way, my husband is allergic to nuts!
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
You'll never hear me complaining if AC/DC is mentioned! Seeing as we've suddenly gone down a musical path, this one might actually be appropriate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnNYXgV7L-c I'm very happy to see how attentive you are when it comes to nuts. Your Hubby being allergic to nuts is not a bad thing at all and as long as you have no reaction yourself, the future is bright!
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• United States
16 Aug 09
OMG, it's been a while since I've heard that one! You made my day.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
17 Aug 09
Hahahahahahaha, I got a bit concerned after I posted that for some reason! I'm happy to see you liked it! lol.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
16 Aug 09
My squirrel doesn't complain. She's never happier than when she's handling my nuts. Dry ones for preference but I drew the line at dry roasted. And there's no way that I was going to let them be assaulted!
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
That's one well trained squirrel you've got there Mr Pike! How does she feel about fruit and nuts? I hear banana is an excellent accompaniment! Assaulted nuts are an absolute no-no, yes, but a mild roasting never goes astray and even the occasional sugar glaze is acceptable!
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• United States
16 Aug 09
I agree, most people don't realize how fragile a nut is and they need to take better care of them. Nut care is very important!
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
I'm glad you agree linkmaster! Where would we be in this world without a healthy respect for nuts? Treat them like Kings I say and they'll serve you well! lol.
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@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
16 Aug 09
I'd say my husband has been taking care of his nuts better than I do mine he has more nuts than I do in fact he likes eating nuts where as I prefer chips and biscuits so no I don't look after my nuts
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
Watch him and learn LittleMel, watch him closely too! Nut care is arguably an artform and it sounds like your Hub's is up there with the best of 'em! Nuts deserve nothing less than our utmost love and respect and we should always remember this.
@MsTickle (25007)
• Australia
24 Aug 09
As we all know, nuts come in various types...no two nuts are the same and they are all different shapes and sizes...much like boobies. Personally, I keep mine in vacuum sealed jars on top of the cupboard because I like to admire them...much like a collection. I think my favourites are crushed (muhahahaha). I'm constantly surprised how long the nuts stay fresh. Sometimes though, I'll open the jar for a bit of a nibble only to find the nuts are rancid...there's nothing worse than a rancid nut. I much prefer when they go all dried out and wrinkly when they go off because you can see at a glance that they are off. To sum up...nuts are nice to look at but best not handled.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
24 Aug 09
Nuts and boobies? Sounds like a damn fine combination to me MsTickle! lol. I think it's great that you choose to admire your nuts like this. Pride of place on top of the cupboard means that others get to admire them too and that's such a giving attitude to have in these days of self obsession. Rancid nuts do sound horrific though and we must do all we can to avoid nut deteriorration. As for handling being avoided for the sake of looking, I'm all for balance myself! Sometimes we need to handle nuts so we can see them at their best yes?
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@MsTickle (25007)
• Australia
24 Aug 09
I seem to have nuts on the brain since reading your post James and it got me thinking about chocolate covered nuts and honey roasted nuts. Indeed it is very important to handle such nuts very carefully. I like chocolate covered nuts to melt in my mouth so I pop them in quickly, licking my fingers as necessary. Honey roasted nuts make one sticky mess if not dealt with carefully but other than another finger licking after handling I'm not sure of the best method of of avoiding a mess. Are you able to advise me please?
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
25 Aug 09
Have you considered a full body suit made from latex? These can be very complimentary to nut eating and especially if sticky and sweet substances are involved in parallel. Either that, or you could partake of the nuts in the bathtub and then shower yourself down afterwards? Both methods would be very effective, but the bathtub option would certainly be cheaper!
• India
18 Aug 09
I'm laughing my nuts out James ! ok checklist... 1. Well contained - check ! 2. Dry at all times - check (wet for about 10-15 mins a day for cleaning purposes) ! 3. Isolated - check ! 4. Separate - double check !!! 5. Treated or changed ? Hey my nuts are just 19 years old !
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
18 Aug 09
WE should always let our nuts out regularly pratyush, the air is good for them and keeps them fresher. I've evaluated your 5 responses to the nut care questions and I mus say I'm very impressed! Yoiu may be only 19 my friend, but you have the makings of a Grandmaster level nut lover! Just be sure not to exceed that 15 minutes of dampness too unless you're entertaining a guest or two OK? Damp nuts with guests around isn't necessarily a bad thing because they get handled quickly before any rot can set in.
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• India
18 Aug 09
Air eh ? Haven't given them the air treatment since a very long time... They do feel like in need of some air in the summer. Guess I should follow your advice... But how ??? And the water treatment, Ahhh, in these hot days, nothing like the water treatment buddy... Ya it must be comfortable, as you say, with the guests around but well my guest and my nuts have agreed on a privacy policy that I might never agree on ...
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
18 Aug 09
Just whack your nuts on the window sill pratyush, they'll get plenty of air there. I'm not sure what nuts and privacy policy's have to do with each other by the way? I'd rip that policy up if I were you and let everyone get stuck into those nuts with no fear of reprisals.
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@dpk262006 (55825)
• Delhi, India
17 Aug 09
Hi James! All I can tell you is that we keep our nuts safely because nuts be it cashew nuts or almonds or wall nuts, all are very expensive here in our country. I think nuts are very nutritious and give us lots of minerals, therefore, we must take nuts in appropriate quantities. I have seen some people keeping their nuts safely in their referigerators.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
17 Aug 09
Heya dpk! Nuts are definitely very good for us as they contain a number of essential oils. I love cashews myself and they seem to be pretty expensive in most places actually. I think it's because of the preparation that goes into providing them to us. I remember reading once that cashews from the tree are coated in a posionous sap or someting like that, so they have to thoroughly clean them for safe eating.
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@dpk262006 (55825)
• Delhi, India
17 Aug 09
Thanks for the information James. I once bought raw cashews with a thin brownish layer of cover on it, as you find on peanuts and we peel that thin maroon colour skin on peanuts, before we consume peanuts. Like-wise if the thin layer/skin is not peeled from raw cashew nuts, it tastes bitter. And I suppose, it takes considerable time for cashews to ripe and they grow in special climatic conditions only.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
17 Aug 09
I don't think I've ever tasted cashew skin before, but it sounds like a good thing that this is the case! I'm not overly familiar with what climactic conditions are ideal for cashew growing either, but I do believe they're quite widespread and flourish in predominantly warmer countries? Good old Wikipedia will tell us! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cashew (I put the link here for you too if you're interested. saves on typing as well! lol)
• United States
16 Aug 09
yet so man of us are carefree and ignorant of these core nut-care principles Heeeeeeeee! That is all.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
Oooooh lookie her, the QUEEN of the Nuts has shown up! Well aren't WE the chosen ones! Yeah, yeah it's about time you picked me up on my typo's. Been a while! (The fact I typed "man" undoubtedly has some Freudian undertones to it)
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Aug 09
Oh for God's sake, I then went and left the "e" off of "here" First MAN, then HER..... Freaky!
• United States
16 Aug 09
Oh, damn! I thought you might have gone on your merry way, and I would get to catch 2 typos in one discussion!*LOL*
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
27 Aug 09
With this mexican flue thing running around like a rabid squirl we'd best not only watch out for germs from other peoples hands but also our own personal hygene (which would be a good idea at all times, but nowadays even more!). I am taking good care of my nuts. Did you mention that your nuts also need love and attention from time to time? They are like plants, they will feel a lot better when you talk to them. Just make sure there won't be an oaktree growing from them with all the gentle talk .
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
27 Aug 09
Nice to see you too, James. I have really missed the fun of panda spanking whilst gone. Did I mention that one of my living room walls will be nut-brown? Lol...
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
27 Aug 09
Nut brown? What a coinicidence! I'd be thanking your lucky stars that it isn't bamboo green instead if I were you though. lol.
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
27 Aug 09
To be frank it's chocolate brown, but still; that's made from a cacaobean and beans and nuts might be considered similar ... or not? lol . I'll post pics once we get the painting etc done .
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• United States
18 Aug 09
So I start out my day today 8-17 and some nutcase behind the wheel of a pick up truck following behind me decides that he needs to be... 1.) Either along side of me or 2.) In front of the insignificant vehicle I'm driving and setting up for a right hand turn... In order for him to have his way he needs to be driving on the wrong side of the road and then attempts to stop my progress when he drive into the intersections and applies his brakes, unfortunately for him after his cussing at me and trying to stop I already had enough room to maneuver through my right hand turn and was well on my way ignoring the nut behind the wheel. At least until this afternoon when the nut stops by the store and complains to my dispatcher... Of all the nutty things the state or commonwealth of Pennsylvania can do is to mark intersections so that it is nearly impossible to maneuver a truck through and one day if I get my chance I would like to have a say to fix the problem with the people who delight in causing problems from positions of authority! I want to be a nut crusher when it comes to people who create nut traps!
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
18 Aug 09
I reckon the roads contain one of the wor;d's most diverse assortment of nuts there is! People who are allergic shouldn't even drive it's that bad! Maybe they should start fitting all new cars with not just air bags and anti-skid technology, but nut crushing equipment as well?
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• United States
19 Aug 09
I want the control switch that crushes the nuts! Oi'vey that heavenly choir singing an octave above the highest soprano's ability... What a heavenly song.... Ouchy wow! Yeowww! I can just hear the nuts screaming now!
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
19 Aug 09
Did you check on Amazon and eBay? They'll have nut crusher control switches on there for sure and then all you'll need to do is retro-fit it to your rig. Sorted! You could end up turning your town into the soprano/falsetto capital of the USA if you get this right Gary! lol.
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@psycospaz (320)
• United States
22 Aug 09
Being that I am not a soul owner of my nuts, I do take very good care of them when they are in my hands though. Keeping them nice and dry, and definitely not mixed with any other. I like my nuts only slightly altered from their original state. But any way is really okay to me.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
22 Aug 09
Your flexible attitude towards nuts and attention to their care is commendable psycospaz! It's great that you've acknowledged the need to share your nuts too and not keep them solely for yourself. It's so important to give; and nuts are far too enjoyable to be exclusive!
• United States
22 Aug 09
I agree completely if it wasn't for the other owner having them in the first place I wouldn't have any to play with at all! That too is why I treat them so gently! I really don't want to make the original owner upset or unconfortable, because then I may just loose all rights to my nuts!
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
23 Aug 09
The last thing anyone needs is to become nutless! LMAO
@Loverbear (4929)
• United States
17 Aug 09
Humm, I do have one problem with my nuts...I keep biting them! OUCH! I do keep them contained in a cool dry place, but unfortunately I just can't control the urge to get them out and take a good healthy bite of them!!! My BF hasn't had too much luck with his nuts. We went shopping for his nuts and he forgot why we went into the store. I had to remind him that we went there to check on his nuts. (There was a very beautifully dressed lady behind us when I said that to him....I haven't heard that much laughter from a person in a long long time!) I will say that I prefer to bit my nuts when they have been dipped in dark chocolate. It is wonderful to let the chocolate melt off the nuts before I finish them off.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
17 Aug 09
Excellent nut acknowledgment here Loverbear! Biting is a common practice I reckon, but we should always exercise due care and attention whilst doing so. I don't remember the last time I saw someone nut shopping? There's so many choices out there, it really must get confusing at times! I have no idea what the lady found so funny either as it seems to me like a perfectly normal comment to be making? It sounds like she could do with a reintroduction to the nut care basics? Hopefully you'll run into her again one day and can share the joy. I'm a fan of the chocolate too by the way, preferably without the nuts though!
• United States
17 Aug 09
ouch, no teeth please. even thinking of a single tooth grazing my nuts makes me shudder.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
17 Aug 09
I was once in an earthquake during a men only Cashew Convention. There were nuts shuddering EVERYWHERE!