recycling old chapstick tubes

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recycling old chapstick tubes

Postby GuinivereElise » Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:12 am

Hey all! As some of you may know, I make my own chapstick to gift to people. I have a request:

send me any and all empty chapstick containers!

I boil them out, and I can reuse them!

They're light, so postage is a snap... collect a few, and pm me for an address...

I'll adore you forever!

Thank you thank you thank you!

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Postby Cabanasprings » Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:17 pm

I have coldsores do you still want mine?
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Postby GuinivereElise » Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:45 pm

I boil them out, and I can reuse them!


be careful, or I'll flick you in the eye...

trust me, Icicle Bitch is no fun, little one...
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Postby geekster » Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:58 pm

Hmmm, is there a such thing as thermophilic butt boil bacteria? If not, I will send you a SPECIAL lippy tube. Would it be possible to have that one filled and returned to me? That tube means a lot to me. It is a white tube with a cap that has a red lanyard through it. Someone tossed it to me on the playa one morning when I had very sunburned burned lips. The lippy is gone but I would like to keep the tube/lanyard as a reminder of someone's thoughtfulness.
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Postby GuinivereElise » Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:17 pm

geekster wrote:Hmmm, is there a such thing as thermophilic butt boil bacteria? If not, I will send you a SPECIAL lippy tube. Would it be possible to have that one filled and returned to me? That tube means a lot to me. It is a white tube with a cap that has a red lanyard through it. Someone tossed it to me on the playa one morning when I had very sunburned burned lips. The lippy is gone but I would like to keep the tube/lanyard as a reminder of someone's thoughtfulness.



OF COURSE I'LL SEND IT BACK, GEEKIE! I can think of nothing I'd like more, actually... sounds perfect. Do me a favor, and stick a note in to remind me, okay??
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Postby Cabanasprings » Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:03 pm

GuinivereElise wrote:
I boil them out, and I can reuse them!


be careful, or I'll flick you in the eye...

trust me, Icicle Bitch is no fun, little one...


First off - I didn't mean to offend
Second - I am never careful
Third - I like being flicked in the eye
Fourth - I only trust one person in this world (not myself)
Fifth - I hate the word "bitch"
Sixth - I am not little
Lastly - I think you are doing a nice thing

:shock:
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Postby GuinivereElise » Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:07 pm

I love the word Bitch. and Icicle Bitch loves it even more...

i guess I'm just sensitive: you're new, and I don't know how to tell if you're being sarcastic...

good to know: no offense taken...

now.
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Postby Cabanasprings » Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:26 pm

You let your guard down when you assume that I am new -

How can a bitch be sensitive?

Not to get off topic
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Postby GuinivereElise » Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:49 pm

because I say so.
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Postby GuinivereElise » Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:50 pm

because I say so.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:56 am

I probably have some that's not used up but has been sitting around a while. (I don't actually use the stuff--it doesn't work for me--I'm a blistex fish--but the mrFishist does) I always seem to be finding half used tubes from the previous century. Worth sending on, or should I just throw them out? Or is this a question for--


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Postby Rian Jackson » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:12 am

theCryptofishist wrote:I probably have some that's not used up but has been sitting around a while. (I don't actually use the stuff--it doesn't work for me--I'm a blistex fish--but the mrFishist does) I always seem to be finding half used tubes from the previous century. Worth sending on, or should I just throw them out? Or is this a question for--


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why yes, yes it is. :twisted:
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Postby GuinivereElise » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:18 am

send 'em, Fishie, send 'em..
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Postby geekster » Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:26 pm

Cabanasprings wrote:First off - I didn't mean to offend
Second - I am never careful
Third - I like being flicked in the eye
Fourth - I only trust one person in this world (not myself)
Fifth - I hate the word "bitch"
Sixth - I am not little
Lastly - I think you are doing a nice thing


I don't trust ANYBODY that can spell continuum. I trust people that USE the word even less. I think of it more as a dichotomy. There are those that classify things, and those that don't. And I want a jet pack so I can fly around the bar faster, and is this thing on? Booze Over Evil is what we should all remember as we open our latest copy of the BORG2 Bullhorn. Fuck you very much ... oh, and Natalie ... fuck you too.
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Postby Cabanasprings » Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:09 pm

geekster wrote:
I don't trust ANYBODY that can spell continuum. I trust people that USE the word even less. I think of it more as a dichotomy. There are those that classify things, and those that don't. And I want a jet pack so I can fly around the bar faster, and is this thing on? Booze Over Evil is what we should all remember as we open our latest copy of the BORG2 Bullhorn. Fuck you very much ... oh, and Natalie ... fuck you too.


Dichotomy is a BIG word for a person of subnormal intelligence . And I suspect that very few people care whom you trust, what you think or what you want.

Maybe you should try flying your jet pack into the wall. It might help your dichotomy.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:18 pm

I like all words with double us.

But nature abhors a vacuum.
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Postby blyslv » Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:22 pm

No offense GE, but I would not want to use a previously owned tube unless it had been more then boiled. Are you using an autoclave or bleach? Also, it would be a good idea to inform your gift recipients where the tubes came from. Yes I know I sound like a wet blanket, but there are nasty things that simple boiling will not kill.

http://www.brewingtechniques.com/brewin ... aines.html


http://www.umsl.edu/~microbes/pdf/sterilizing.pdf

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Postby Cabanasprings » Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:44 pm

residuum

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Postby GuinivereElise » Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:15 pm

blyslv wrote:No offense GE, but I would not want to use a previously owned tube unless it had been more then boiled. Are you using an autoclave or bleach? Also, it would be a good idea to inform your gift recipients where the tubes came from. Yes I know I sound like a wet blanket, but there are nasty things that simple boiling will not kill.

http://www.brewingtechniques.com/brewin ... aines.html


http://www.umsl.edu/~microbes/pdf/sterilizing.pdf

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I figured that, if it worked to sterilize mom's canning jars and lids, it'd work for my chappie tubes. no worries. all is well.
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Postby GuinivereElise » Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:16 pm

GuinivereElise wrote:
blyslv wrote:No offense GE, but I would not want to use a previously owned tube unless it had been more then boiled. Are you using an autoclave or bleach? Also, it would be a good idea to inform your gift recipients where the tubes came from. Yes I know I sound like a wet blanket, but there are nasty things that simple boiling will not kill.

http://www.brewingtechniques.com/brewin ... aines.html


http://www.umsl.edu/~microbes/pdf/sterilizing.pdf

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Postby Martiansky » Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:06 am

Guin! WHERE ARE YOU?
How many of those tubes do you fill at once?
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Postby GuinivereElise » Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:06 pm

i usually do batches of 50-75 at once...
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Postby Martiansky » Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:13 am

Ok, Guin.....where ever you are!! PM me your addy.......and you WILL be getting mail!!
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Postby tonytohono » Sun Jan 30, 2005 11:45 pm

Testy testy peoples.

Guini your 'other' package is coming on the morrow.

Sorry no chap tubes right now.
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Postby Martiansky » Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:45 am

I totally didn't mean it to come out like that, Tony.......It was meant to come out like, "Where've you been? We miss you here!"
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Postby GuinivereElise » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:05 am

ah ha!

so THIS is what you were referring to in your PM, M...

ah.....

Tony... thanks! I'm so excited!!!

and M: if you're sending me what I THINK you're sending me, then you'll get a return package shortly...
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Postby Martiansky » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:36 am

MU-WAH HAHAHA!!
It's in the mail....supposed to be to you in 2 days!
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Postby tonytohono » Mon Jan 31, 2005 6:24 pm

Martiansky wrote:I totally didn't mean it to come out like that, Tony.......It was meant to come out like, "Where've you been? We miss you here!"


Not even you Martian... I was talking about the exchange on the earlier page.
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Postby Martiansky » Mon Jan 31, 2005 6:33 pm

Oh sheesh! Tony you posted after me and I wasn't sure what you were referring to! I get it now...DOH!
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Postby Ranger Genius » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:21 pm

You know, GE you can buy those puppies empty at craft stores. they also usually have the little round lidded tins, too. You can get them cheap here, too. Probably not telling you anything you don't know, though.
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