Not having much of interest to write about, and still being a bit tired after yesterday’s volunteering stint, I thought I’d simply and briefly mention a few things that have caught my attention lately.
We’ve all seen the jokes that wander thru the net into our email boxes – here’s what I heard lately – a couple of reasons employees did not turn up at work, supposedly true and reported by HR directors: 1) Employee was concerned he would lose the parking place in front of his house, 2) Employee’s dog was feeling stressed after a family reunion over the weekend. Okay – If EmmaLou, the Golden Destroyer was feeling stressed, I might be inclined to “call in sick”. I might.
Did you know that you can buy an MP3 alarm clock which will wake you up with motivational messages and instructions on how to stretch before you even get out of bed? True – it’s called My Workout Wake Up Call and it sells for about $40. I found it here . I’m not making this up.
How many times have you reached into your oven and burned an arm? Really. I’ve done it numerous times by just accidentally bumping against one of the racks – hurts like hell, doesn’t it? I’ve never found oven mitts that really keep my arms protected. Now there is a company that makes neoprene oven mitts and they’re long enough to really cover your arms – supposedly they will protect you up to 500 degrees (and that’s hot). They’re under $20 and you can find them here . BTW they’re call Arlo Oven Mitts. I’m going to order a set for sure.
Are you looking to re-decorate a room but you can’t afford to buy new furniture? There’s a product on the market that I kid you not will change your upholstered furniture — at least that’s what the article in my local paper claims. I make NO claims to this stuff. It’s paint — eco-friendly upholstery paint called Simply Spray and one can covers approximately 17 square feet for $12.99 — now I’m not good at measurements so I’m thinking 17 square feet won’t cover your couch but will do a nice job on a plain upholstered chair – like the kind you see advertised for a dining room table. I’m just a little leery of this though – my upholstered furniture in my living room is a floral tapestry. Now granted I’m so sick of this furniture I could literally rip it apart with my teeth, but I really am leery of spray painting it. The claims are you can use this spray paint for linens, lampshades, towels and other items because it doesn’t stiffen or harden on the product but stays soft to the touch. I don’t know – if anyone wants to try it, let me know what you discover. I think I’ll continue to live with my &&(&%^## living room furniture.
A few weeks ago Bob Dylan was in Long Branch, New Jersey on tour with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp. A cop walked up to him because ole Bob was just wandering around and the very young cop asked for his name. Bob replied, “Bob Dylan.” The cop asked, “What are you doing here?” Bob replied, “I’m on tour.” The cop actually requested backup and they escorted ole Bob to where the performers were staying to have a member of the tour staff vouch for ole Bob’s identity. I alternated between laughing and feeling sad when I read this. Then again I never really liked his music anyway.
There’s a classified ad in my paper today for a 10-year old Umbrella Cockatoo — only $700. I’m wondering if he provides protection from the rain or in the sun. He must do something for $700. Here’s another ad for an apartment that advertises in HUGE BOLD PRINT…no rent until September. Well, crap, that’s just a couple of weeks away – where’s the deal in that? Here’s one that advertises an “authentic” Rolling Stones Guitar – Autographed – appraised at $2,900 but they’ll sell it for $400. It’s probably autographed by Bob Dylan.
And finally, I actually got 3 readers signed up from my Monday posting on Craft Pay it Forward. I figured no one would play – crap on a crutch, now I actually have to handmake 3 different items within the next year and actually send them to these poor ladies Mari, Delaney, and Mrsupole who all signed on to this. Gah…why does my brain make me actually do this stuff before I’ve totally thought it out and realized I CAN’T CRAFT worth crap. Oh well. They have my permission to open their gifts, laugh hysterically, and then promptly throw them in the trash. You won’t hurt my feelings, trust me. Although by signing up for this they also agreed to blog about it and Pay it Forward to 3 other unsuspecting readers.
That’s my Tuesday Trivia. Too tired to further entertain you today; you’ll simply have to find something to amuse yourselves now. Go – off with you — find something to make you laugh, then share it with me please.