Month: April 2008

13 Ways to Know You’re Drinking too Much Coffee

coffee humor

1. You answer the door before people knock.

2.You get a speeding ticket even when you’re parked.

3. You get a speeding ticket even when you’re parked.

4. You grind your coffee beans in your mouth.

5. You chew on other people’s fingernails.

6. You can type sixty words per minute… with your feet.

7. Your only source of nutrition comes from “Sweet & Low.”

8. You walk twenty miles on your treadmill before you realize it’s not plugged in.

9. Instant coffee takes too long.

10. You think being called a “drip” is a compliment.

11. You don’t tan, you roast.

12. You help your dog chase its tail.

13. Your life’s goal is to amount to a hill of beans.

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WFMW – Foiled!

Remember the old cartoon with Dudley Do-Right the Canadian mountie? He was forever ruining Dastardly Dirks’s plots and DD would always say, “Curses! Foiled again!” Well, today’s Works for Me tip has to do with common old everyday foil – one of my favorite things. Here’s a helpful little list with some of my favorite uses (besides covering tonight’s casserole):

1. Shine your chrome ~ For sparkling chrome on your appliances, strollers, golf club shafts, and older car bumpers, crumple up a handful of aluminum foil with the shiny side out and apply some elbow grease. If you rub real hard, the foil will even remove rust spots.

2.Keep a paintbrush wet ~ Going to continue painting tomorrow morning? Don’t bother to clean the brush — just squeeze out the excess paint and wrap the brush tightly in aluminum foil (or plastic wrap). Use a rubber band to hold the foil tightly at the base of the handle. For extended wet-brush storage, think paintbrush Popsicle, and toss the wrapped brush in the freezer. But don’t forget to defrost the brush for an hour or so before you paint.

3. Sharpen your scissors ~ What can you do with those clean pieces of leftover foil you have hanging around? Use them to sharpen up your dull scissors! Smooth them out if necessary, and then fold the strips into several layers and start cutting. Seven or eight passes should do the trick.

4. Move furniture with ease ~ To slide big pieces of furniture over a smooth floor, place small pieces of aluminum foil under the legs. Put the dull side of the foil down — the dull side is actually more slippery than the shiny side.

5. Speed your ironing ~ When you iron clothing, a lot of the iron’s heat is sucked up by the board itself — requiring you to make several passes to remove wrinkles. To speed things up, put a piece of aluminum foil under your ironing board cover. The foil will reflect the heat back through the clothing, smoothing wrinkles quicker.

6. Clean your iron ~ Is starch building up on your clothes iron and causing it to stick? To get rid of it, run your hot iron over a piece of aluminum foil.

7. Clean your barbecue grill ~ After the last steak is brought in, and while the coals are still red-hot, lay a sheet of aluminum foil over the grill to burn off any remaining foodstuffs. The next time you use your barbecue, crumple up the foil and use it to easily scrub off the burned food before you start cooking.

8. Keep matches dry ~ It’s a tried-and-true soldier’s trick worth remembering: Wrap your kitchen matches in aluminum foil to keep them from getting damp or wet on camping trips.

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Let them eat cake – the "300" trailer…spoofed!

My husband downloaded this the other night and I laughed so hard my sides hurt. We watched 300 and enjoyed the story, but could have done without all the gratuitous shots of naked folks. Which explains why we don’t own it – we won’t let our kids watch it – but we will let them watch this. If you missed it, this is the PG version and it’s safe to watch. I promise. Turn it up so you can hear.

Am I the only one that thinks this is funny? “Let them eaaaat caaaake!”

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Bloggy Carnival Apron Winner

Using the ever-so-scientific random number generator (my cat ran away), I have selected a winner:

Counting down from the top, I was oh so happy to discover it’s this person, who actually collects aprons:

Congratulations, Tami! And, if you didn’t win, never fear. I will be giving away another apron in the future for my monthly giveaway, so subscribe to my feed and I’ll let you know when it’s going to happen. Have a great weekend, all!


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Jazz…it’s not just for breakfast anymore

Well, it’s 4:36 a.m. and here I sit with wet hair typing furiously on my keyboard. We’re leaving today for New Orleans on a business trip (stay away bad guys – we have a housesitter) and I can’t stay off my addiction called the internet.

Just wanted everyone to know that I’ll miss you. (sniff!) But I’ll be back…hopefully with some photos. But don’t expect much in the way of photos, I don’ have my Nikon D80 yet. 🙂 I’ve decided against taking my laptop – it’s just too much to lug around during the day tomorrow (not that it’s not worth it), and I don’t want my arms to drag the ground, know what I mean?

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Have a great weekend!

Photo Credit to Rachel Ginsburg

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