Time for another edition of What I Have Learned [the hard way]. There are actually some interesting things in here mixed in amongst the funny.
Baking Soda ROCKS - I burned rice in my favorite Club aluminum saucepan that we've been using for years. I mean I really burned it. I soaked the pan for two days - still black gunk on the bottom. I dumped in about half a cup of baking soda and 2 inches of water and just let the pot sit for two days. Voila, with a little scrubbing the gunk came right up. YAY!
I have been washing my hair a lot with a mixture of baking soda and water, and it is amazing how much better my hair looks and feels. For more uses, check out this site, Yahoo green. Baking soda is amazing stuff.
Blog = Good - I posted a few days ago hoping that the wonderful Antares Foundation could get sponsors for Denis [Mike's best friend from the orphanage] and his little brother Kolya. I am delighted to report that one of my readers has stepped up to the plate!
Coco is a Furry Genius - The plumber was here this morning and needed to move a very heavy buffet from against the wall. Underneath it was a Milk Bone, Coco's favorite treat. How she got it under there I have no idea, but we find Milk Bones cleverly hidden everywhere. They are the only treat that doesn't upset Coco's very delicate tummy, BTW. I think she operates on a policy of "When it's 2 a.m. and I want a treat I refuse to wait on a human to get me one, so I will hide a Milk Bone everywhere I can."
The Good Ones Are ALL Taken - All single men I encounter fall into one of 4 categories: married, gay, divorced and bitter, or crazy as a loon. There are no exceptions to this. If I were interested in dating I might go to Plan B, which involves checking out men in comas, but it seems like an awful lot of trouble...
Politics Isn't Completely Evil - I am going to break my "no politics" rule on here and finally admit it: I am a Libertarian. Here's the quickie explanation of that:
"Libertarians support maximum liberty in both personal and economic matters. They advocate a much smaller government; one that is limited to protecting individuals from coercion and violence. Libertarians tend to embrace individual responsibility, oppose government bureaucracy and taxes, promote private charity, tolerate diverse lifestyles, support the free market, and defend civil liberties."
Don't worry, I am not going to turn this into a political rant blog, but I am right in line with Libertarian ideas. That leads me to my next revelation -
I am a lot of things ending in "ian" -
I really think it's funny to point out that I am all of these things:
Blogerian - because I love to blog
Cancerian - because I was born in July
Chocolaterian - because I love chocolate soooooo much
Tuckerian - because I live in Tucker
Disciplinarian - because I believe children should be raised with firm but loving discipline
[I just realized Coco is a Milk Bonerian!]
What about you?? Are you any "ian" things?!? Enquiring minds want to know...