Ok, you may never have used deodorant stones. I never heard of them until the local paper ran an article on them. The come in different styles: liquid spray-on, a solid rock, and a push-up stick. They are easier to find nowadays, but before the Internet I found them at vitamin shops, mail order catalogs, and health food places. To use (if a solid rock) you simply wet them with tap water and apply. Remember, they are only deodorant, NOT antiperspirant. I like them because they will not mark your clothing (especially good if you wear a lot of black). Also, they are popular with deer hunters and people who had had cancer and went to use non-chemical products the rest of their lives. They are prone to cracking and chipping, so be careful not to drop on a hard surface.
This is a lighthearted post. Saw in the news last week that Elton John not only had cancer 2 years ago,but he is now bald. And wearing wigs. I felt sorry for the guy, I mean he underwent hair plug procedures in the past and they say these are terribly painful. Here’s a silly fact about me–I couldn’t recognize when people wore wigs until I was age 32. If I saw somebody, I always thought “yup, that is their real hair.” It took a co-worker who was a former hairdresser to to set me straight. “When a person LOOKS like they have too much hair, it is probably a wig.” Then, “If their hair looks like a HELMET it is probably a wig.” So I want to pass this on.
have a friend who refuses to believe their OTC products “age out” (go bad, turn rancid, turn colors). This has been going on for years. These products are: liniments, hydrogen peroxide, acne meds, fast healing ointments, aspirin, sun block. I tried explaining it was important to read the crimp at the end of each tube (there is a tiny date on there) or perhaps a use by date stamped on a bottle. They insisted hydrogen peroxide “lasts and lasts, like forever.” I showed them it did not. We did an experiment with the liniments. I said “the product smells like peppermint and it gets a little warm, but it is not helping my aching leg.” They still refuse to believe. I give up.
Just finished this Sci-Fi book, The Turing Revolt. You can purchase it at Odyssey books (an Australian publisher). It is for mature audiences only, check their page for description. Author is Rob Bartlett.
I know this man! This is not some picture I saved off Google! I know it is funny, but still! Why???? He is not even tied off!
Grocers are getting fancy nowadays. Before this fancification began, your greens (kale, collards, radishes) were dry and dirty. I liked them this way. Now, many times, they have sprayers and sprinklers going. The produce area is like a rain forest. I have to pick up my selection and whip the water out of it. Then I shove it in a bag, getting my hands & the buggy wet. Usually I put them on the bottom shelf of the buggy. It is probably the grubbiest area of the buggy, but I don’t want to get everything else wet. Now I take it home and cook it within 24 hours or it starts to rot. it is really gross. I don’t go to the store every day & this can mean waste. I understand they want their stuff to look fresh and glistening, but believe me, DRY & DIRTY is the most economical. Think about it.
Wal*mart does try to keep things clean. They have those handi-wipe things at the front door. I noticed early in the morning (if you are an early bird shopper) these stands have disappeared. I figured out some employee is restocking them in the back & they will re-appear. AHA! As you fill your buggy, spin by the sanitation stand in the meat area (see my last posting) and they usually have the wipes there. I said ‘usually.’ One day I was there & all 3 stations were empty. Also early bird shoppers DO find marked down meat at Wal*Mart. I used to read this & now that I am retired I find it true many times. Check them out, read the expiration dates & maybe save a bit of $$.