I do believe all of us feel the need periodically to purge our cranial (and computer) storage systems of those sweet little tidbits of crap that we don't imagine contain enough interesting information to create an entire post...but we also stubbornly don't want to just toss away.
So, hey! Why not compile them into a single, non-comprehensive post and just call it a day? Sounds good to me!
Sometimes when I'm really
procrastinating bored, I'll spy the description on the back of...say, the air freshener bottle that says, "Febreze Air Effects is like a breath of fresh air any time because it actually sweeps away those stale and stifling odors and leaves a fresh scent." And I'll think, "Who writes this stuff? I could do this job. "Febreeze Air Effects: You know why you bought it. I'll leave you to it, then." And what would your title be if you were employed with this auspicious responsibility? "VP of Flowery Descriptive Products"? Not to be confused with the lowly "VP of Directions for Use", of course...
I was reading an article in Reader's Digest (May, 2010) the other day. It was about people who are unbelievably frugal...and bordering on being ethically-challenged. Did you know that there are legions of people out there that keep an empty McDonald's coffee cup in their car, so they can run in and get a "refill" any time? I mean, is their coffee that good? Or there's a guy who gets into the movies for free by striding in, holding his eyeglasses aloft and announces, "I found them in the car!" Then he keeps on walking. Cocky SOB, don't you think? Another character re-uses their garbage bags, by manually emptying the contents directly into the truck...then using the bags for another week. I can just imagine what the sanitation guys are saying about these people behind their backs.
- Separate your bananas to keep them yellow longer. Evidently, they produce a gas to make them ripen and separating them will slow this process down.
- Seal lettuce in a ziplock bag with a moistened paper towel to add days of freshness
- Shake the excess water off your disposable razor, then dip it in rubbing alcohol and store it in a dry place (do not leave in your shower). This will clean the blade, stave off rusting and add weeks of shaving life.
- Halve the amount of soap, toothpaste, shampoo and detergent you use. They say you probably won't notice a difference. (Of course, when I first read this, I thought they meant that we should fill the containers halfway with water. Ya know....water 'em down, so to speak. Then I realized this wouldn't work with the toothpaste. Then I got it. Sometimes, I'm such a knucklehead.) They also say that your clothes should feel just as fluffy with only 1/4 of a dryer sheet, so get out those scissors...you won't look stupid, I promise!