Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Curiouser And Curiouser

This is my new "between chilly and very cold" coat.

This is the pocket inside my new coat showing the zipper pull tab.

This is the open pocket showing another zipper pull tab inside the pocket.

Question, just what do they think I am going to put in the pocket that will need to get out?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Shopping In America

Look! A 50% OFF coupon for Any One Regular Price Item in the store! seems to be valid only if I don't actually buy anything.

Legal Disclaimer:
Not valid on: As Seen on TV, MiDesign@Miichaels(tm), Silhouette and Cricut brands; Custom special order product, services and package pricing, Tulip Screenil, Fiskars Fuse Creativity System Machine, Rainbow Look & rubber bands, sewing machines, all Lego Friends, Lego Creator and Lego For Young Builders Product, 4' and taller Christmas Trees, books, magazines, CD/DVDs, gift cards and debit card products; Buy More, Save More offers; sale, clearance or buy & get item; Buy the Bunch(tm) orders; online purchases' class, in-store, birthday party, shipping, delivery, or installatior (sp) fees. Limit one coupon per customer per day; no combining offers. Original coupon must be surrendered at purchase. Not applicable to prior purchases. Limited to stock on hand.

Void where prohibited. Valid only in US.

Exclusions subject to change. See store associate for details.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

This Could Be A Long Winter For Me

A winter's day, in a deep and dark December November
I am alone, gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow
I am a rock, I am an island

-Paul Simon

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

How To Make Vases Out Of Empty Bottles Of Tequila

Tequila by The Champs

1. Drink all or have someone drink all the Tequila.

2. Start boiling water in a kettle.

3. Remove labels by:

   a. Rinsing out empty bottle and then filling it with hot water from the kitchen faucet. This heats up   the bottle and helps keep the glass from cracking when you perform step c.

   b. Pour hot water out of bottle.

   c. Pour boiling water into bottle.

   d. Let bottle sit for maybe five minutes and then gently pull a corner of the label to see if it can be removed cleanly. If not wait a few minutes more and try again.

Ta-da! Beautiful flower vases.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

All The Crazy People

Where do they all come from?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

All I Need Is The Air That I Breathe

Yesterday morning we had a cleaning company here vacuuming out the air ducts. I've been wanting to do it since we moved in but my husband had been hesitant to do it. I was sure there was drywall dust and who knew what else in the ducts from the remodeling that had been done to the basement by the previous owners. I told him I was tired of having to clean the thin layer of dust that appeared on everything and the bouts of sneezing I suffered from whenever the furnace turned on. He admitted it was probably a good idea but the main reason he was reluctant to do so was because it didn't know of a reliable company. After some research he finally found a company who seemed trustworthy and set-up an appointment.

It took about 3 hours and my husband like the fact that the man he hired told him he did not mind if my husband followed him around, observed what he was doing, and asked questions. When they finished I asked them if the dirt level in our ducts were considered light, average, heavy or "Oh, My God!" The man got a pained look on his face and said, "Trust me, you don't want to know what 'Oh, My God!' is."
I kind of did but I was afraid to ask him. As they say, you can't unring a bell.

Our ducts were average and according to him we would not have to have the ducts cleaned again for  another 5 to 7 years no matter what any other duct cleaning service told us. If you start seeing dust on everything in a year or two it is probably means the dirt in your carpets getting into the air when you vacuum. He said the way to keep this dust down is to turn on the air conditioner/heating fan when you do vacuum. This will draw the dust into the return air vents and then into the a/c-furnace filter. You make have to change the furnace filter a bit more often but it's still a cheap way to keep the air inside your house cleaner.   A good tip, wouldn't you say?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Friday, November 08, 2013

It's Herrman Rorschach's Birthday!

And Google is celebrating it with ink blots. My results:

1. Two bears chilling.

2. Two bears playing jump rope with a frog.

3. Two bears sitting on a couch.

4. A bear showing the size of a fish he caught.

5. Two bears dancing.

6. A bear in gymnastics doing the splits.

7. Two bears pretending to be unicorns.

8. I got nothing.

9. Two bears hiding behind a hedge.

10. Two bear heads.

11. A very buff bear conducting an orchestra.

12.  Two bears sleeping.  

13. A Teddy Bear.

14. A bear wearing a raccoon coat and Elton John glasses holding two firecrackers.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Celebrar El Dia De Los Muertos

Information about the meaning behind Day of the Dead celebrations here.