Never Iron on a Glass Table!!

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Postby Harvestar » Sun Aug 05, 2001 5:07 pm

Really, I mean it. My friends and I, last night, made iron-on t-shirts. We used my friend's table which is glass with only a pillow case under the shirt. Bad, bad, bad idea. And we're all either astronomy or physics majors, we should know better!!!<BR><BR>So anyway, the table ended up breaking, throwing 2 large pieces of glass onto the carpet. I went to put shoes on and when I kneeled down to tie my shoes, I kneeled on a piece of the glass. Ow! <BR><BR>Now I have a large band-aid on my knee.<BR><BR>So the moral is never, ever use an iron on a glass table.
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Postby SuzeQ » Sun Aug 05, 2001 5:36 pm

and don't throw irons in glass houses either!!<BR><BR><BR><BR>or something...
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Postby River_Daughter » Sun Aug 05, 2001 6:07 pm

*grimace* OUCH!!!
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Postby erinhue » Sun Aug 05, 2001 7:08 pm

but the glass was already wrinkle free?
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Postby Harvestar » Sun Aug 05, 2001 9:06 pm

RD- yup. I'm very thankful for my friend who had EMT training and had a well stocked first-aid kit in her backpack and in her car. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>It's much better today, although it hurt to kneel at church...<BR><BR>And what better occupation than sitting and posting. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Hey, I have the jool back!!!
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Postby ILvEowyn » Sun Aug 05, 2001 10:41 pm

since i don't know anything about ironing yet, glad i got the advance warning<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Harvestar » Sun Aug 05, 2001 10:47 pm

ILvE: It's a good skill to learn, especially before going off to college, or you can just find a girl willing to do your ironing. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR>(but I don't encourage that)<BR><BR>
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Postby Rodia » Mon Aug 06, 2001 4:56 am

He he he...glass and heat make fun fun fun. I remember the band-aids I used up trying to make smoke-glasses for the eclipse...<BR>actually now that I think of it I'm lucky I can still see.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0>
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Postby Terry D » Mon Aug 06, 2001 5:02 am

Rodia!!!! Wonderful to see you this delightful day!!!<BR><BR>Harvestar, if you need some healing huggs for your knees, here is a bushel of 'em!!!
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Postby Belegûr » Mon Aug 06, 2001 5:04 am

Iron on a glass table...rofl <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Belegûr » Mon Aug 06, 2001 5:05 am

But I'm sorry to hear about your knee <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0>
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Postby Vercelestarrioler » Mon Aug 06, 2001 6:51 am

Woah, Rodia's sig pic ROCKS!<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>Lord V.
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Postby Harvestar » Mon Aug 06, 2001 1:54 pm

Thanks Terry! You're so sweet! You too Bel!<BR><BR>My knee seems to be just fine now, just keeping the band-aid on just in case. <BR><BR>I just feel bad for my friend's cats. The table was their favorite toy. So now they sit around just looking up at the table with no top...<BR><BR>
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Postby SuzeQ » Mon Aug 06, 2001 2:05 pm

Oh, I'm sorry, I got it wrong the first time. Its don't throw tables in glass irons. Thats how the saying goes. Yeah....<BR><BR><BR><BR><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Anriel Mendereth » Mon Aug 06, 2001 2:53 pm

The word "twit!" comes to mind! But I hope your knee fells better soon! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby ILvEowyn » Tue Aug 07, 2001 10:29 pm

glad to hear it Harvestar<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Witchwench » Tue Aug 07, 2001 10:43 pm

Thankfully, because I have two little ones at home, I dont believe in glass tables!! Sounds like it was a pretty expensive t-shirt! and painfull on the old knees..ouch. <BR><BR>Hope all is going well in the joint dept. today <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby ILvEowyn » Thu Aug 09, 2001 8:15 pm

we have a glass table at our house and there have actually been some pretty close callse with it
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Postby Harvestar » Thu Aug 09, 2001 8:23 pm

Thanks everyone! <BR><BR>My friend just bought a new table top today. Cost him $100. Yep, those are pretty expensive t-shirts. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>ILvEowyn, just don't use an iron on them. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Harvestar » Thu Nov 15, 2001 12:26 pm

And I still have a rather ugly scar on my knee. Nice little half circle... <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0><BR><BR>the moral still holds! <BR><BR>And I never did get my T-shirt! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR><BR>(goodness, there's some people here I haven't seen around much lately... Bel <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0>, ILvEowyn, SuzeQ, RD, V...) Hope they all stop by soon! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Gli » Thu Nov 15, 2001 1:06 pm

Well, you're an astronomer, not a rocket scientist <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>. I tease, but it's good you only got a cut knee - glass tables can be dangerous, not to mention irons! As a youngster, I learned a rather rough lesson about ironing, and about taking the clothes <i>off</i> first. I'm better now.<BR>g.<BR><BR>btw, scars are cool <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Sauron's_Nagging_Wife » Thu Nov 15, 2001 1:11 pm

The solution to this problem, and to countless other ironing related hazards, is simple. Don't buy and clothes that require ironing. Works for me. Dry clean the few items that do (ensures you don't wear them too often). <BR><BR>Although I have never used it, I have an iron. Like my furniture and most of the other stuff I have, it was left by a fellow expatriate when she/he returned to her/his country of origin. And, it gets used: when my sweetheart comes to stay, he car iron his shirts whenever he wants! (And he's quite good at it.)
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Postby Elian_Ranel » Thu Nov 15, 2001 2:41 pm

lol, SNW, that's a good solution....<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Harvi, i was thinking the same thing...so many people haven't been around in a while...this thread reminds me of the good old days of summer! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Harvestar » Sun Nov 30, 2003 3:16 am

Since there's a thread about first posts... I thought about this one. This isn't my first, but definately one of the early ones. (may be my second thread? - my first was over in books) <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Wow, some old faces - and some have returned (Bel) and others haven't been seen in many a moon (SuzeQ).<BR><BR>By the way, said "friend" with the glass table, is now my boyfriend. And I get to eat at the glass table (now with the new glass) everyday. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Still have the scar though... <BR><BR>Rodia, was that back when you had that cute creature in your sig? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I remember it from my early TORC days. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Rodia » Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:06 pm

Hmmm..I guess!It was the only one that had such an effect on people<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR>So what are you up to, Harve...still playing with glass?<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>
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Postby GandalfStormcrow » Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:12 pm

LOL, I was about halfway through the first page when I went "Whoa, 2001?!?!" <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Lady_of_Rohan » Mon Dec 01, 2003 12:24 pm

When I saw SuzeQ's post, that's when I checked the date. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Thanks for the tip, Harvi. I'll be sure to remind Cemthinae and Terri of that when we are making our shirts.
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Re: Never Iron on a Glass Table!!

Postby Harvestar » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:53 pm

The advice still holds...

and I still have that half circle scar on my knee. And friend with glass topped table is husband. Though 2 of the 3 cats we were worried about getting into the broken glass have died.
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