Darn Straight Skippy: I Have Things To Do, Links To Share, & A Fact To Tell

PLEASE NOTE: No story or article this week because we’re on staycation mostly doing projects around the house and in the garden. Instead of writing my usual flapdoodle & twaddle I’ll share a few interesting links I’ve saved for no reason in particular. Enjoy!

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About your style… As you may know ‘cheugy’ is a slang term adopted by Gen Z as a put down for Millennials. From what I can tell cheugy has two different, but maybe overlapping, meanings: 1) anything that is out-of-date, not trendy; or 2) someone who is trying too hard. Go HERE to read more or HERE to see a diagram [scroll down] that lets you decide if your style is cheugy.

About your spectacles… Naturally the topic of eyeglasses is one of great interest to me. Remember the name of this blog, my little seraphim. Go HERE, watch a short TED talk about the history of spectacles and be informed.

About your pee… I’m at a loss as to how to introduce this link other than to say I never would have thought to use Pantone colors in this way, but that’s just me. Go HERE to see a color chart plus some information about staying hydrated [including drinking beer!] for good health.

About your personality… I give you a way to determine your bean personality because who the heck doesn’t want to know that? Go HERE, answer a few simple questions, and then through the magic of a delightfully accurate algorithm discover your true bean personality.

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FUN FACT: When I started blogging this is the kind of post I planned on writing, lists of links with a bit of commentary. It never occurred to me that anyone would want to read about my daily life and random musings. That stuff I saved for friends and family.

However eventually it dawned on me that I could write about more personal things here and people would appreciate it. Thus it came to be that The Spectacled Bean was born.

212 thoughts on “Darn Straight Skippy: I Have Things To Do, Links To Share, & A Fact To Tell

  1. The Pantone colors are on target for determining hydration levels, but there are a lot of variables the writer didn’t consider. Follow those guidelines in a Texas summer, or when outside working in the heat, and you’ll be the next one in line at the ER. Enough water in food and regular beverage consumption? That’s an iffy proposition.

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    • shoreacres, good points. You’re right. Perhaps the writer was using these colors as a starting point for further discussion? Dunno, but the article did catch my eye.

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  2. I, too am a pinto bean. And like you, I never imagined that people would want to read the things that I share on my blog. I also never realized that I’d like to read the blogs that I do. Enjoy the break.

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    • Dan, yes, another Pinto Bean! I know what you mean about reading other blogs. When I started writing a blog I didn’t understand how much fun it’d be to get to know other people via their blogs.

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  3. How did this happen–commenting early to Spectacled Bean.

    I’ve bean bespectacled since 7th grade. My new glasses make me look like Sally Jessie Raphael. Yesterday hubby got a prescription for reading glasses–TRI-focals. What the heck!

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    • Marian, ha! Some days are like that, full of surprises.

      I hear you about being bespectacled. I’ve worn eyeglasses since I was 5 y.o. so they’re just a part of who I am. I have bifocals, but not tri-focals. Not sure I know anyone with them, which makes your husband a trend setter! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. I am sure Iโ€™m as cheugy as they come – so much so that I wonโ€™t even check the link!

    Funny that you mention a staycation. I took a picture for you as we neared home on our return from visiting family in Oregon. It was a rental teardrop trailer painted turquoise with a big sign on the back that said โ€œBean Thereโ€!

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  5. I was talking to my kids about the word “cheugy” – am I cheugy? – the other day and my son said “If you call someone cheugy, then you yourself are cheugy.” Spoken like a true teen. I had laser eye surgery back in 2000, and these days I have reading glasses. The problem with reading glasses is that they make everything I am not reading blurry, so maybe I need to put them on a chain around my neck like old ladies do. Usually I just slide them to the bottom of my nose and look up, so I can see who’s talking to me.

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    • Nicole, your son sums up the whole “are you cheugy?” discussion. I love learning new slang terms so this word called to me, thereby confirming my cheugy-ness, I suppose.

      I don’t know what I’d do if I had reading glasses. If you put them on a chain you’d know where they are at all times, BUT do you need to know where they are at all time? You have a conundrum there. ๐Ÿค”

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  6. I read about cheugy (hate that word) awhile ago. Thought it wouldn’t go anywhere, but here we all are. Sigh.

    Took the bean quiz: Complex, Curious, Independent & Intellectual

    Youโ€™re the Small Red Bean!

    HOW DO THEY KNOW?

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    • nance, ‘cheugy’ is everywhere I turn lately. I wonder if it’ll be a flash in the pan like ‘on fleck’ or it’ll have staying power like ‘cool’?

      You’re a Small Red Bean! What a perfect description of you. I’m telling you, this quiz is more insightful than most.

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  7. I’m Gen X and always find it entertaining when other generations go at each other. Hand me the popcorn and the urban dictionary.

    Thanks for the links! During the pandemic I’ve become a sucker for both animal rescue videos and Buzzfeed quizzes that supposedly tell me about myself.

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  8. As a dark red kidney bean with a highland step, I can easily say that cheugy can go chew on itself. Iโ€™m much more into wondering how many nighttime bathroom excursions will be needed and if the oatmeal will hold out. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Lynette, ha! You’re a Dark Red Kidney Bean then? I rather like that and agree with you about the correlation between adequate hydration and nighttime bathroom excursions. I’m more concerned about that issue than whether someone is cheugy.

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  9. HaHa about the bean salad – as per a response you made to a commenter.
    I came out as a ‘Small Red Bean’. According to that, I am “Complex, Curious, Independent & Intellectual” Wow – good for me – even if that ole small red bean is not one I usually cook up. Taste-wise I’m more of a Pinto, Black and Cannellini bean lover! HA!
    BTW: how did you copy your bean profile from that website and place it in your post? My usual ways of copy/paste stuff from other websites didn’t work at all.

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  10. When I saw the reference to cheugy I thought “Funny I just read about that the other day” and then I clicked the link and – that’s exactly the article I read. We get the Washington Post delivered, I’m old, I like having a newspaper in hand…other than that – I think I’ll just stick with the “old fart” designation. Oh yes, and I am a small red bean.

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    • Grace, hello Small Red Bean. Welcome. You’re one of the most popular bean personalities so far. I get the digital subscription to the Washington Post and enjoy the writing + reporting. Delivery of any paper newspaper is problematic around here so I’m in awe of you for going old-school with your newspaper subscription.

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      • Even when I lived in the wilds of Vermont I got newspaper delivery. Up until we moved back to NoVA in 2012 I also had the New York Times delivered everywhere I lived but it got so prohibitively expensive that the Times is now only a digital subscription.

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  11. I’m too old to be cheugy and I don’t care. Probably because I’m an offline Pinto bean. One who wears glasses. Regarding the generations, my husband (born in 1967) revealed this week that he thought he was a Millennial. Hated to break it to him that he was *this* close to being a Boomer. (Gen X forever. Remember when we were cool? Oh, the Winona days.)

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    • Hello Deb the Dark Red Kidney Bean! Yes ‘cheugy’ [which my spell check insists on changing to ‘cheesy’] is hip slang right now. And having written that sentence I prove that I am cheugy. ๐Ÿ™„

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  12. I had never even heard the word “cheugy” and had to google it to see how to pronounce it. I am not cheugy, I am just retired and getting older by the minute… I wonder why different generations need to make fun of each other. “All you need is love”!

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    • Ellen D, you ask a good question about why different generations make fun of each other. No answer here, but they do. I’m just sitting back and watching this intergenerational tiff play out. I gotta admit that I rather like ‘cheugy’ and fully embrace my own cheugy-ness. Ha!

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  13. I got a laugh out of the Pantone of Color.. Yes, I’m one of these people who takes an unusual inter in the color of my urine.

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    • Sorry, I should have proof-write what I wrote above. ‘Those’ not ‘these’ and ‘interest’ not ‘inter.’ And if one period is good, two must be better. LOL.

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      • Jean, your comment about your comment is delightful. Thanks for the clarification. It’s easy to make writing mistakes when leaving a comment. I used to worry about doing that myself, but now I kind of expect me to muddle things every so often. I attribute this acceptance to aging gracefully.

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    • Martha, you’re the first Cranberry Bean to comment here. Thanks for explaining what that means. I love that you are one and that you’ve never heard of them before. Too funny

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      • Fine, I’m giving and accepting, but romantic and poetic? I think they mean crazy and anti social lol! Oh and because I know you want to know I have a highland spring in my step too.

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        • I like your rewording of your description. Are you telling me that a quiz like this one isn’t necessarily spot on to reality? That it could be *gasp* fabricated? I am shocked I tell you. And thank you for letting me know your pee color. Yep, needed to know that ๐Ÿ™„

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    • Deborah, hello fellow Pinto Bean. So happy to meet you! The new deck won’t be a reality this year. No one to build it + limited availability of supplies = no new deck for us. I’m kind of bummed, but after this last pandemic year it’s just another unintended consequence. Oh well

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  14. I love this post. This post is very tater tot in nature and I suppose, the essence of what a blog really is.
    The Pantone Pee Chart is brilliant and now I want to paint a room in Highland Spring in Your Step, if you get what I’m throwing down.

    I am a Cranberry Bean and this makes me very happy!

    I’ve seen many Millenials in a kerfuffle over the cheugy statements. Gen-X’ers don’t seem to care. I love my generation.

    Off to watch the Ted talk.

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    • Kari, you’re right this post is like your Tater Tot posts which I always enjoy. Thanks for pointing that out. I like Highland Spring in Your Step. Your walls will looks stunning. You’re the second Cranberry Bean here. I like knowing that about you.

      I’m entertained by, & delightfully detached from, all cheugy accusations and the replies to them. Let the rumbles begin, I’ve got time to watch.

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  16. Complex, Curious, Independent & Intellectual

    Youโ€™re the Small Red Bean!

    Small Red Beans have a delicate flavor and hold their shape when cooked. They are popular in Cajun, Creole and Mexican cuisine, and are a must have for red beans and rice.

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  17. Good Lord. Am I Cheugy? I went down a rabbit hole and I still don’t get it, so I’m not gonna worry. I’m sure I’m fine. Everyone is fine.

    I had a good chuckle at DRY SPELL. Damn, get yo’self some water, asap!

    This was a fun post, but I think all of your posts are fun, whether personal or not.

    Signed,
    Suz, The Light Red Kidney Bean.

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    • Suz, I’m not sure that I get cheugy either. To me being out of date is not the same thing as trying too hard, but that seems to be how it’s defined. Like you my take on this is I’ll be fine no matter whether I’m cheugy or not. Somehow I’ll drink plenty of water and be fine. Nice to know you, Light Red Kidney Bean!

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  18. Detailed, Logical, Independent & Inventive

    Youโ€™re the Pink Bean!

    Pink beans are a small, pale-pink bean with a rich meaty flavor. They are often served barbecue style, cooked in Old West recipes or served with spicy seasonings.

    But are they logical?
    Are they inventive?
    Are they detailed? Independent?

    I think that the Garbanzo Bean epitomizes ME. It even invented an alias for itself ~> the chickpea!

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  19. I’m a Pinto Bean, too! Yay, I am in good company ๐Ÿ™‚ (although I do love that L. Marie is a Small Red Bean :)). I’m one of those people who check their pee color. I have a thing about hydration. I get cranky when I’m dehydrated the same way people get cranky when they’re hungry. When I go for a bike ride, I wear a hydration pack so I can sip along without having to stop and chug from a water bottle. I don’t pay much attention to what the experts say (for now) about how many glasses of water to drink. My body is pretty good at letting me know when I need more, and, living in Florida, you can never drink too much water ๐Ÿ˜‰ Fun post, Ally! Enjoy your staycation ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Marie, hello my fellow Pinto Bean. So nice to have you here among all the beans. You make a good point about how your body tells you when you need to drink. more. water. Your hydration pack idea is genius. I’ll contemplate it while I staycate, a martini in hand!

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  20. Iโ€™m a Dark Red Kidney Bean! Described as Adventurous, Witty, Spontaneous & Charming. I would not describe myself with these words, but certainly was flattering…

    I would describe myself as a โ€˜Small Red Beanโ€™ โ€œComplex, Curious, Independent & Intellectualโ€ as one of your readers comment said they were. I would subtract intellectual and add creative.

    So I need more deep thinking about describeing who I am? I might add confused. I wonder how other beans would select which bean I am to be?

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    • TD, while you may not think of yourself as having the personality of a Dark Red Kidney Bean, perhaps you do and don’t realize it. I mean, you adventurously and spontaneously picked a different bean personality to suit yourself then shared it in a witty and charming way.

      As for letting other beans define you, that’s a slippery slope. Everyone must decided who he or she is, then define themselves accordingly, perhaps with the help of a quiz, perhaps not. Be thy own bean! ๐Ÿ˜

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      • Oh Alley Bean you certainly give me great laughs. Perhaps I might be a Dark Red Kidney Bean… You have a wonderful way of wording to bring about more awareness of the Bean world. I so appreciate you!

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    • Swinged Cat, I take your point about a list of links. I prefer taking the time to write stories, musing on events and ideas here, but once in a while I feel nostalgic for an idea that didn’t work so I post something like this. Also, busy week and this is all I’ve got. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

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    • Dear Great Northern Bean Who Travels,
      Thanks for your encouraging comment. We’re slowly getting things done in our own beanie way.
      Very truly yours,
      Pinto Bean Who Wears Eyeglasses

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  21. Navy Bean here with clear urine. Not because I drink 10 cups of water a day but because I have to pee all day. No time to build up color!

    Fun fact: my middle childโ€™s nickname is the Bean. It began partially because her name sort of rhymes with bean, but also because sheโ€™s petite, a redhead, and has worn SPECTACLES (yes, we use that word) since age 15 months.

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    • Bijoux, hello Navy Bean who knows how to keep her kidneys happy. So nice to know your true bean personality.

      I’m charmed by your daughter’s middle name. OBVIOUSLY it’s a great middle name, especially for the reasons you mention. And to think that she wears spectacles, too. This kid is too delightful for words. All beans are cool beans, if you ask me.

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  22. Fun links. I’m a cranberry bean. I’m glad to hear that fruit, juice and coffee contribute to my water intake. Have a good, productive week.

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    • Hello there, Nicki the Cranberry Bean. I hope you find this insight into yourself and your personality to be uplifting! Or maybe I should say, entertaining? So far we’re getting things done around here, despite lots of rain. The to-do list is shrinking.

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  23. I think I will wear my Cheugy Crown Proudly, since as an Old Hippie, Trends don’t really interest me all that much and if it’s out of date then everyone isn’t doing it. I think I’m too Lazy to try too hard tho’, so I guess I could only be half-Cheugy? I got Lasik on both Eyes years ago to ditch the Spectacles, don’t miss them but now have to buy fake ones for the Teen Grandchild because apparently that’s a Trend now… paying extra for Glasses you don’t Need and for Holes in your Clothing… I’m so Cheugy that it makes little sense to me but we laugh at the Humor of it.

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    • Bohemian, like you I’m way over any trend that might come along so I understand your point of view. I do like your idea that you’ll be wearing your cheugy crown with pride.

      The trend to wear eyeglasses as a fashion statement comes too late for me to feel vindicated. I was made fun of for my glasses as a kid, of course– because back then they made me a dork, not a cool kid. I bet your grandchild looks good wearing spectacles.

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  24. “Consistent, Cool, Calm & Collected ~ Youโ€™re the Great Northern Bean!” Funny, I do love this bean and had a great recipe using it with eggplant, tomatoes, plums and brown rice… Wish I could still eat it…

    Anyhow, I’m so out of the loop that I’ve never heard of “cheugy” before. Thanks for bringing me up to date. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Barbara, being a Great Northern Bean is a good bean to be. Nice description. It sounds like you even if you can’t eat them now.

      The word ‘cheugy’ seems to be THE topic of conversation everywhere I turn. I know I’m out of date and rather pleased by that, but somehow those who use this word see it as a putdown. They are young.

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      • Hmmm… My millennial daughter (she just turned 40) is visiting and says she never heard the term ‘cheugy’ before either. Like mother, like daughter I guess… Well, at least asking about it started an interesting conversation.

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        • I’m not totally surprised your Millennial daughter doesn’t know this slang term. So far commenters with Gen Z kids know the term through their kids. Hope your conversation was a good one. Nice that you’re finally getting to see your daughter again.

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  25. Light red kidney bean here. It is probably cheugy to be a light red kidney bean by now. Or is the term “cherry,” as my phone’s auto correct demands? The word hasn’t made it ‘down under,’ yet but as my urban dictionary knowledge only รฆast week learnt of the true meaning of ‘eshays,’ this cherry term could well be in common use I’d best check with the teen brains trust.
    Have a lovely and productive staycation.

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  26. Beer? That makes me happy. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love links and personality tests although they lead me down many rabbit trails. I had never heard that term, but I’ll ask my daughters who are Millennials.

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    • Margaret, I was surprised by the idea that beer could count toward your daily hydration, but who am I to question! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m seeing the word ‘cheugy’ all over the place in social media and in articles. Would love to know what your daughters think about it as it is meant to be an insult toward their generation.

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  27. Such a busy few days, glad I finally got the time to learn a new term. I had not heard about Cheugy. Perhaps because I am not trying too hard. I read about it and I am still confused. I will say that I steer clear of trends, like those tops and blouses a few years ago that had the shoulders cut out of them? No thank you. As someone who was scolded for terrible posture as a kid and a young adult, I refuse to draw any attention to my shoulders, fearing that they might be rolled forward too much. I dress in clothes with pockets that are very casual for my babysitting times and then I enjoy looking ‘nice’ but not to the point of being uncomfortable. Hell, don’t even know what label aligns with my birth year. I think I’m dangerously close to getting old though.

    I desperately need to order some new glasses. Just got my doc to send me my prescription. This so that I don’t look ridiculous on the days that my contacts are hurting. I just started wearing two different contact lenses to avoid my constant need for reading glasses. Life changing.

    I drink a lot of water, so while I don’t usually do a color check – pretty sure I’d be a highlander.

    I’m also a dark red kidney bean and I think that was fairly accurate, although it has been SO long since I went on a first date that I was not sure how to answer that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Ernie, I am not a person who follows trends so by being out of date I am cheugy– at least according to one definition of the word. I don’t try too hard so in that case I’m not cheugy. I look forward to the time when this word is more clearly defined. Or obsolete.

      I’d like to get some new glasses, too. I have an old prescription that I suppose is now null & void. I hope you find some frames you like. I gave up on contacts decades ago. Glasses are so much easier. No doubt you’ll have a story about getting your glasses. I look forward to it.

      Another Dark Red Kidney Bean! It’s a good thing to be, if’n you aren’t a Pinto Bean, of course. ๐Ÿ™„

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  28. I laughed at the Pantone pee chart, but I looked at it. Daughter Lise has been here three weeks, and she concentrates on drinking two liters of water a day. That is left from the rigors of losing weight with an inserted balloon. I tried it, reaching one full liter on one day. I was up have the night. I’ve now decided that half a liter a day is a worthwhile goal for me, and I quit drinking by 7 pm. (pee m)

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    • Anne, I know what you mean about the pee chart. When I first saw it I thought it was odd, but then I really looked at it and read the article. I decided it was interesting. 2 liters of water per day sounds like a lot. I’ve never kept track of how much water I drink in a day. I fear that should I try to drink that much water I’d be like you, up all night. [Nice with the pee m. Clever]

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  29. I only had to move my mouse on the last bean question. Otherwise, my answer was in the same spot each time. I am a Great Northern Bean! (Which is sort of funny, since YOU are the Great Northern Bean! You’re great, you’re in the north, and you’re a bean!)

    Consistent, Cool, Calm & Collected (I guess that’s true?)
    Great Northern Beans are a medium-sized white bean that take on flavors of other foods when cooked together. They are excellent for baking and go well in baked bean recipes, casseroles and salads. (I always did want to be baked in a casserole. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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  30. Hey – in comments about staycation activities you said you were “being reasonably responsible adults…”
    Now how Pinto Beany is that? (Ha – the “relaxed” are alway the most flexible and adaptive in life?)
    Now that you’ve entertained us all, your blog work done…back to the real kind (and git er done so you can relax and enjoy later HAHA)
    Fun whackadoodle here as usual. Who could ask for more?

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    • philmouse, yes I *almost* feel sad about being so responsible this week, but then I remember how much easier it is to do all the house chores and gardening during one week instead of a few hours here and there over the course of a month. We shall whittle that to-do list down to nothing.

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  31. Ally Bean, I’m a Pinto Bean, too! Who knew? I hope all has been well with you in the world in recent months. You have undoubtedly written a couple dozen informative and interesting blogs and talked with hundreds of people since we last said hi. Hello, hello, hello, fella Pinto Bean!

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  32. A very important post! Well, anyone who writes about pee color I feel deserves special recognition. As a kidney stone survivor/producer we are attuned to constantly look at the color of ours and make mental notes (i.e., “ Ah-ha! You haven’t been hydrating enough today, buster!” Beer is one of those potential stone producers for some people, so that one’s a no-no for some anyway. But wine? Liquor such as gin, vodka, whiskey, etc.? All good! Within reason, of course. One can’t ever go wrong with just plain water, too. So yes, Ally, pee color very important. Thanks for shining a light… well, perhaps it’s better to say “thanks for mentioning this.” Kidney stone sufferers everywhere salute you! – Marty

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    • Marty, I hesitated about sharing the link with the pee chart, but then thought it was wacky and practical in equal parts. I didn’t know about the downside to beer, but pleased to know that liquor doesn’t contribute to your kidney stone problems. I like to drink water so I don’t need this chart per se, but I do like seeing Pantone colors, regardless of what they are describing. [If this blog could get any more eclectic and obscure I don’t know how.]

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    • So you’re a Black Bean! The description of your personality is positive. I can see why you are who you are, Donna the Retired Black Bean. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  33. I’m a cute small red bean, but I took it again and answered some differently like “camping”. I like the IDEA of camping but I haven’t done it in ages. That girl is a dark red kidney bean. Thanks for the fun! Are you familiar with RANCHO GORDO? They sell every kind of heirloom bean. We give the gift of beans for Christmas!

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    • Anna, that’s pretty funny that one change to your answers and your bean personality shifts. I say be the bean YOU want to be! I don’t know about RANCHO GORDO, but I do like your Christmas gift. Very clever

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  34. Well this pinto bean has a spring in her step and was totally cool when I heard cheugy used on the radio today. I felt pretty in the know for someone receiving a pension! Thanks for the education.

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        • The first part of the title is something my husband says when he’s happy about what he’s doing. Kind of like saying “you betcha.” If it’s part of a TV ad I’m not aware of it.

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  35. Hmm – a Small Red Bean is me Ally, but I’ve not been anything small since I was born (4 pounds, 11 ounces). I towered over my parents as a teenager. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was torn picking what people liked about me and went with logical as my adventurous days have waned a little. Hope you got lots done in your week away. I have done nothing in the yard and will hope that we have no scorching hot days for the long holiday weekend so I can toil from dawn to dark for two days, (and wonder about the joys of owning a home, or at least one with tons of bushes with new growth to tackle), while nursing sore muscles on the third day.

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    • Linda, many commenters have told they’re Small Red Beans. I’m sure that’s a good bean to be! I appreciate what you’re saying about the joys of owning a home. We have done LOTS during our week of being responsible home owners. Like you we have bushes every which way that need to be trimmed and edges hither and yon that need to be tended. Your plan for how you’ll tackle your yard next weekend makes sense to me. Fingers crossed the weather works for you.

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      • Well we must all have the same great characteristics then Ally! In Canada, growing up and speaking and writing Oxford English, we used to say “bean” for the word “been” and classmates would taunt me for talking like this. But “bean” it was for me. The long-range forecast looks promising to get things looking better and under control. It is a small house, so I have to keep the bushes in proportion to the house. I hope your deck and deck Adirondack chairs arrival is sooner rather than later for you.

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  36. Hi ally bean!
    I discovered the same thing that you did – people want a bit of personal – and you keep your personal shares succinct (and authentic albeit anon) but when folks overdo it that leads to fatigue (and is why FB sucked the life out of me when I tried to be there)
    I plan to check out the kinks and look forward to them
    Hope the house projects are going well

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    • Yvette, I was surprised that anyone would want to know anything about my life. That never occurred to me until after I got into blogging. *duh*

      I know what you mean about fatigue setting in when someone shares too much, or too often, on FB or in blog land. I like to keep it snappy with downtime between posts. Less is more!

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  37. I like being the Small Red Bean! as it’s Complex, Curious, Independent & Intellectual. And, of course, all these quizzes are absolutely 100% accurate! I absolutely LOVE that you found a bean personality quiz – that is so you, so this blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve not been brave enough to click on the cheugy link as I’m already in the midst of a wardrobe crisis ๐Ÿ˜€ But having read the comments, I’m now going to have to go back and click on the pee pantone link.

    Sorry your staycation is to-do-list filled. But surely you’ll be enjoying a special beverage every evening as a reward for all that responsible adulting?

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    • Deb, I’m sure you’re right that all online quizzes are completely accurate. I stumbled over this particular quiz when I was researching a recipe. Naturally I had to take the quiz and share my results here.

      Yes we are good to go in the adult beverage department. Must have your priorities straight!

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    • Natalie, I’ve been amazed by how many Pinto Beans read and comment on this blog. I don’t know what it means exactly, but I like it! Thanks for playing along & taking the quiz.

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  38. Okay, I’m such an out of touch millennial, I didn’t even know what cheugy was! I’ve never heard of that word {Also, apparently neither has Grammarly because it’s now been underlined in red!} Will need to check out the history of spectacles having worn them for almost 30 years myself {Fark, I’m old!} I think this is my first time here and I’m glad I had a laugh this morning! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a lovely week ahead!

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    • Sanch, I only became aware of ‘cheugy’ because I began to see it mentioned everywhere. I got curious and while I’m all about language I don’t think I’ll be using this particular slang often– if at all.

      I’ve worn glasses since I was 5, but didn’t know much about their history. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment. Nice to *meet* you.

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  39. Geesh, the WP gremlins are at it again as I didnโ€™t see this post on my reader. And such an important blog! I now know I am Consistent, Cool, Calm & Collected
    Iโ€™m the Great Northern Bean!
    ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • River, the Great Northern Bean, that is the sum of it: WP gremlins. I had a difficult time getting this to post then people told me they’d commented here, but I didn’t see the comments. That’s why I gave you the heads up on your blog. Too weird but I suppose expected at this point…

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        • It happened here when someone left a comment that showed up on the blog BUT I didn’t see that it had happened. The little bell icon didn’t register the comment as having happened nor did the comment show up on my page of comments. HOWEVER the comment existed on the blog. I saw it when I scrolled down into the comments under the post. When I replied to the comment on the blog my comment also didn’t show up on my comment page, but it was there on the blog.

          It’s absurd. I never would have known this was happening except that a bloggy friend asked me why I hadn’t replied to her comment. I said “what comment?” then went looking to see what had happened. I found her comment right where she said it was, even though the WP system never bothered to tell me it was there. WP might be glitchy + unpredictable, but thank goodness for friends who speak up when things go wonky.

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            • That’s what I’ve been doing. I scroll down through the comments on a post just to make sure I see them all. It’s a bother, but I’m conscientious enough to want to do that. At least until I don’t. ๐Ÿ™„

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  40. LOL you sure come up with some delightfully wacko stuff you find! My only bean personality is that I am being kept from them. The gardener’s celiac has made him sensitive to a lot of other foods, beans included. No bean soup for me, sadly. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ No comment on the pee. I wouldn’t want to divulge anything accidentally.

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  41. Fun post, Ally, and it looks like I’m a dark red kidney bean and I’m okay with this. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s great to meet you through Barbara at Book Club. Have a great weekend!
    ~Lauren ๐Ÿ˜

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    • Lauren the Dark Red Kidney Bean, thanks for stopping by to read and comment. Well, and to also take a very important online quiz. Sometimes silly is the best way to go! Happy Weekend.

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  42. Being an early Gen X type myself, I had never heard the term Cheugy. My daughter is early Gen Z, so likely she knows it. It was interesting to read about, thanks for thatโ€ฆnow I need to go find out what kind of bean I amโ€ฆ Update: Iโ€™m a cranberry beanโ€ฆnow I need to find a recipe and see if theyโ€™re any goodโ€ฆ
    Romantic, Poetic, Accepting and Giving

    Youโ€™re a Cranberry Bean!

    Cranberry Beans are known for their distinct mottled tan and red skin. They have a creamy texture and chestnut-like taste, and are a great addition in northern Italian, Spanish and Portuguese dishes.

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    • J, I bet Maya won’t have to look up the meaning for ‘cheugy’ being the age she is. For the rest of us it’s a new word. One I won’t be adding to my personal lexicon.

      I’m sure you are a wonderful Cranberry Bean. I knew of them but not about them. I like the cuisines they go into so all in all, what a great bean to be.

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