Archive for May, 2012
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Hi! I was just lying on the bed relaxing. Staring at the ceiling, the cool breeze was coming in from the window. Smelled like rain. A few birds were chirping away…..ahhh. Heavenly. Then as I gently closed my eyes for a rest, my mind…I started thinking about my hardwood floors. I thought, ‘boy, they sure could use a good clean. That spot by the front door, it’s sticky. And that area near the kitchen, not sure what happened there, but there’s pepper everywhere. And I really should fix that area BEHIND the TV. All those messy cords, and there’s a bit of a dust situation happening. Oh, hey..there’s no milk. Milk? we need more than that. We need, like, everything. Oh crap. I forgot, it’s my aunt’s birthday in a few days..got to buy a card. Wait, when will I fit time in to get to the gym AND dye my hair ? Speaking of hair, how BAD is this last cut I got! I’ll have to wear a hat for a YEAR! And I AM GETTING SO OLD! My bones!!! I MIGHT AS WELL GIVE UP!
All that…from trying to relax. What day is it today? Tuesday? (punch in tuesday for 1000) TUESDAY? Oh. That’s not too bad actually. That’s it… I’m skipping the gym and ordering KFC.
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Do you like hardboiled eggs? Here’s a tip if you bring them to work…peel them at home first, then pack them in your lunch. They don’t smell up the office.
Take CHALK….draw a line around home entry points, it will repell them. ( the calcium carbonate in the chalk, which is actually made up of ground-compressed shells of marine animals) You can spread ground up chalk around your garden plants too..repelling ants and slugs.
Do you want fresh breath but don’t have any gum…just suck on a coffee bean, your bad breath will be GONZO. Did you know coffee beans can also remove odour and weird smells from your hands? Oh yeah baby! Take some beans, rub them between your hands..then wash your hand and get ready to shake!
How about those dusty venetian blinds of yours? Take fabric softener sheets and wipe them on the blinds…the dust WON’T stick to the blinds. Plus, it might smell nice! Punch in DUST for 1000 points!
And who can’t forget MAYONNAISE! You can make plant leaves shiny, remove crayon marks from wood and even clean piano keys! just rub mayo on these things…let it soak in .. wipe, then POOF! Cleans-ville!
I have a PILE of tips….more for you in the future!
love ya! kerrxo
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Ahhh the ATM. So convenient. So full of money. So much etiquette. And here’s the thing, if you’ve ever been in an ATM line-up where people DON’T follow the unwritten rules…it can cause awkwardness.
We all agree that there is an invisible line behind the person actually using the machine right? It’s about 2 feet. Have you ever been doing your banking at the machine and someone stands too close? It’s the WORST. Mostly because, how do you actually TELL someone that they are too close? You can’t! There you are, practically IN the machine, making sure that the sneaky thief behind you, who is trying to see your PIN…doesn’t, but still trying to maintain looking casual. Or how about when the person behind you needs an envelope? They have to come right in beside you and snag one. That’s uncomfortable. But, we’ve all been the envelope taker. We KNOW it’s awkward, but we have to get one anyway, because we’re not about to waste time in line when we could be stuffing and sealing. punch in ENVELOPE for 1000. Or how about the person who does a month’s worth of banking at the machine..when all YOU want to do is take out a 20 to make change for the bus. They have to pay 9 bils and transfer money into 3 different accounts. This takes some people 12 minutes. Which leads me to the next thing….. MR. or MRS. IMPATIENT. You know these people, the ones who keep shuffling, they keep saying ‘ come-on’ and sighing under their breath. Cheque in hand, rolling their eyes, looking at their phone, then finally storming out in a huff because everything just was taking TOO LONG! (let’s face it, we’ve each been these people!) So, next time you’re in line at the bank machine, maybe make these observtions. They’re fun, and a good waste of already wasted in-line time.