@elliedan I learned what Fudgie The Whale (and Cookiepuss) was like two or three years ago, I think due to a podcast or TV show or something (this is one of those times I wish my memory worked like gmail and I could search for stuff easily). Is that a really common thing in the midwest? I grew up 50/50 in Texas and Colorado, and you just got a cake. Maybe a Baskin Robins ice cream cake, or a cookie cake from the mall at best. Is a Fudgie Whale a common thing? Cultural divides within america are fascinating to me…
@Moose I learned it when I listened to Opie and Anthony way back in the day. Carvel is I believe an east coast/maybe NYC centric ice cream shop and one of their staples is the Fudgie the Whale ice cream cake.
@elliedan@Moose i grew up in new england and back in the 80s my grampa used to take me to an actual carvel ice cream shop where they’d let you get your ice cream and take it over to the toppings bar, long before froyo places started making this a thing. it was a great treat. i loved getting a carvel ice cream cake for a birthday but it was only ever a cake shaped cake. i’m in my 30s now and i don’t think i’ve ever seen a fudgie the whale cake in real life. i only remember hearing about them as A Thing as an adult. however as my birthday is around thanksgiving, i did a couple times get one that looked like a turkey.
@djslack@shahnm This is one of those puns where it comes across better hearing it than reading it… It’s a joke my dad made up many years ago (he’d wake up every morning with about 10 or so new jokes, most of them pun based and every day we’d hear the newest batch. Maybe one in 10 was any good but with his endless supply eventually there’d be enough good ones he could have written a book if he had wanted to. Probably most of them would go over best with the late grade school/middle school crowd though.
I loved my last Bulova watch until it died after a decade of daily wear and hoped to replace it, but nope to these. A stainless steel 26mm with a date function, Roman numerals, and no rhinestones would be wonderful, but meh.
30m water resistance is an Industry minimum, but that’s what you should expect from a very inexpensive quartz watch. Basically it’s recommend that you don’t dunk it in water on purpose frequently. It’ll probably survive if you drop it in the sink or get caught in a downpour, but don’t bathe or wash dishes with it on.
The next step up is 50m which is good for swimming, probably.
A good resistance rating for a durable everyday watch would be 100m with a screw-down crown (the thing used to set the time). That’s good for watersports, snorkeling, etc. Still refrain from doing the dishes; the hot water and soap could make the seals fail.