Sunday, August 19, 2012

How to Make Ice Cubes

This was just too funny not to pass on.
The comments in the review section had me laughing out loud.
Enjoy --both the learning how to make ice cubes and the comments.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Eye-Soothing Cucumbers

By rubbing my eye too hard yesterday, I must have broken a blood vessel. Red eye! By nighttime, it still smarted. Good thing cucumbers are in season. I cut off a slice from the nice and cold refrigerator and put it over my closed eye. Ahhh. Before I went to bed, I sliced off a new piece and lay down, letting the cucumber do its "ice-pack" job. In the middle of the night, I woke, feeling something slimy on my neck. You guessed it. It was the warm cucumber slice.

Good thing I was tired. My hubby might not have appreciated my first thought, which was to jump up and scream “Alien vampires!”

Friday, August 10, 2012

Shapmpoo Adds to Your Weight

Adapted from Martha Langley: The reason women are gaining weight has nothing to do with diet or lack of exercise. It is because their shampoo drips over them, and right on the bottles it says that the shampoo "adds body." To counteract this, use Dawn dish soap for shampoo, as it "dissolves fat."

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Oscillating Fan Humor

From writer friend Becky Clark:

First laugh of the day from #1 goofball son — "I'm going back and forth on buying an oscillating fan."

Monday, May 28, 2012

Painted Tree Roots

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This weekend, my husband and I hiked around Session Lake in Ionia Recreation Area. We visit there once or twice a year. However, this time we noticed a new addition: Neon Orange Painted Tree Roots. They were only on the trail from the campground to the lake... Still... This IS the woods. Why warn people of tree roots amongst trees?

When we turned off from that trail to continue around the lake -- whew -- no more distracting orange paint,when -- you guessed it -- I tripped over a tree root. Both my DH and I pointed to the root, and said the same words at the exact same time: "THAT one should have been painted!"

(With 34 years of marriage celebrated yesterday, one should expect same words at same time. Still... that almost more scary than finding orange tree roots.)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Church and Taxes

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Last year, a church near the downtown postoffice offered free stamps for people filing their income taxes.

My DH commented: "It it their philosophy, 'If you can't lick 'em, join 'em?"

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Peacemaking Humor

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The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Musical Humor

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Question: What is the most musical bone in your body?

Answer: A trom-bone.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Microwave Humor

From Becky Clark's FB page:

First laugh of the day, from Boy #1 — "I just put a potato in the microwave and pressed Popcorn but it’s still a potato… Did I do it wrong?"

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Age Appropriate Books for Kids

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On Monday, I attended a Jane Yolen talk. She is my heroine, with more than 300 books published for children and teens. I was impressed with the way she spoke to each child lined up to have a book signed. She asked their age, and if in elementary school, yet held out a YA for her to sign, Jane would say the book was not meant for her age, but that she'd sign it if she promised not to read it until she was twelve years old.

It reminded me of our younger son who was an avid reader. By the time he was ten, he was reading each Michael Crichton book as it came out. I felt awful that I couldn't keep up with him. One day I said to him, "Honey, I'm sorry. I don't have the time to read as much nor as fast as you, I can't read the books you've picked out ahead of time." "Oh, that's all right, Mom," he answered. "Some parts would be inappropriate for you to read."

Monday, March 12, 2012

Medical Staff No-No Phrases

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While seeing my dental hygienist today, I joked with her how certain phrases should not be used by medical staff. The #1 biggest no-no (IMO) is "Oops."

She has been at her job for over 30 years. Some of it is mindless routine work, for her, anyway. She told me how one day as she had sharp metal tools inside a man's mouth, she muttered, "Oh, darn!" His panicked reaction made her quickly respond, "Did I say that out loud? Oh, no. You're fine. It was nothing." What caused her comment was the fact that she'd just remembered something she'd forgotten to add on her grocery list that morning.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

One Tired Old Cactus

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Saw this poor old guy on our hike this week in AZ.
Is that a crutch, a walking stick, or a pillow?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dogs in Yard Signs

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Walking our neighborhood, there are yards which hold signs near the sidewalk-less road. Two of them read, "Dogs contained by Invisible Fence." Those make sense. But then, one of them reads, "Dog protected by Invisible Fence," which makes one wonder about who walks past from which the dogs need protecting?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Theometer Clock

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Walking around the house on a wet day last week (v.s. walking outside), I found I kept looking out the picture window to the outside thermometer to try to discover how many minutes I'd been at it.

You'd think one time checking the thermometer for time is silly? What about someone who checked it thrice?!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

iPhone Backbend

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With my new iPhone, there are no more lists on scraps of papers. In the grocery store, I can read the list off my iPhone and delete the item when it's in the cart. Simple.

Trouble is, I thought I'd be creative by having my hands free while shopping. That's not the trouble. The trouble is my attempted solution. I sewed a wool case for it. Fits perfectly. No problem there. I bought an eyeglass beaded chain to attach to the case. No problem there. BUT, if I lift the iPhone only partially out of the case with the chain around my neck, I found myself doing back bends in the store, trying to get far enough away to read the items. Only the case moved with me as I attempted to move back away from it. Very embarrassing.

I now carry it in my pocket, and STOP to look at the list.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Frozen Car Doors

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A couple of Michigan winters ago, I went to a ballet recital downtown in the freezing rain. When I got back to my car a couple hours later, my car was beautifully frozen over. I chipped the ice off the lock and got it unlocked, but couldn't open the door. I ended up unlocking and crawling in through the hatchback and over the stick shift and finally home to a garage where I reversed the process in order to get out.

My Ontario friend outdid me this year. She got into her car just fine and drove home, but after she pulled into her garage, she couldn't get out. Yep. That old freezing rain bit again. She called on her cell phone for her roommate to unlock the back and crawled over her stick shift and out the back.

Are there flexibility-safety classes teaching the proper way to exit a frozen car? And I wonder: is there freezing rain down in Arizona?