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May 23, 2008

A "Reynolds" Revelation

Thank God for revelation...and I'm not referring to the ones of Biblical or epic proportions. No, I'm addressing the small, almost insulting revelations that remove a lifetime of frustration. Leave it to Frau Frugal—my thrifty, leftover hippie chick—to tell me about something that even she didn't know about.

It pertains to Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil and Saran Wrap. After years of zealously pulling the entire roll from the box in an effort to tear a single piece—someone bothered to read the "Press here to lock ends" label on the end panels. Presto! A simple push on these little babies and the roll is safe and secure!
Perhaps the first sheet of wrap should warn: "PUSH THE SIDE TABS, DINGBAT!"

Don't tell me YOU knew about this!



May 22, 2008

How to Find Lost Objects - Free eBook!

As a postscript to my article, "Mental Pause Moments," I was told about this terrific little eBook by Professor Solomon: "How to Find Lost Objects." I felt the timing in finding this fun and informative little booklet was perfect.

Dr. Solomon dishes out bite sized portions of common sense. Amusingly, it is a 12-step program with easy applications, right and wrong scenarios, illustrations, and historical methods of object retrieval. I don't recommend every historical approach, but certainly Dr. Solomon's techniques will have you exclaiming, "Eureka!."

To download your FREE COPY, click HERE.


May 19, 2008

Mental Pause Moments

WHILE ASSURING THE LADIES THAT MENOPAUSE IS MANAGEABLE, KJ BEGINS TO PERSPIRE PROFUSELY AND LEAPS FROM THE TABLE YODELING AND DOING A GERMANIC DANCE.

I'm Paula Powersurge, and we're here today with KJ Miller to get a closer look at her journey through Menopause or what she refers to as "Mental Pause."

Paula: So, KJ, I hear you're singing the praises of "mental pause."
KJ: It's very perspiring, I mean inspiring...
Paula: Would you mind sharing with us?
KJ: Well, I've renamed my children hundreds of times. And, I took my son to school once and forgot to drop him off.
Paula: That must have been a shock.
KJ: Not as shocking as hearing his voice from the backseat when I pulled into my driveway!
Paula: That would be startling... Anything else?
KJ: You know all those mysterious gorilla hairs on my body?
Paula: Uh, actually, I don't.
KJ: Well, I can now track their previous addresses.
Paula: How's that?
KJ: Mapquest!
Paula: I didn't think Mapquest was that interactive.
KJ: Mapquest is uncharted territory.
Paula: Maps are uncharted?
KJ: I mean, you know, they do more than you think. The other day, I misplaced my reading glasses for the...um...for the... I don't remember how many times, but Mapquest helped me find them!
Paula: Are you serious?
KJ: Oh, yes! I just typed in my address.
Paula: Didn't that give you a map of where you live?
KJ: It did...and that's where I found my glasses!!!
Paula: Amazing... Is there anything else noteworthy?
KJ: Yes there is! We've been having heat spells in California. This combined with hot flashes...well, I'm toast! I had to turn on the air conditioner.
Paula: Wow, that's pretty hot for spring!
KJ: At least the air conditioning made me feel, well, normal.
Paula: Did you notice anything peculiar?
KJ: My daughter served me lunch wearing winter woolens.
Paula: Hmmm...
KJ: Oh, and then I find myself standing in front of my kitchen pantry a lot.
Paula: Has your appetite increased?
KJ: No, I just stand there trying to figure out why I'm standing there. Then, finally, it comes to me. I exclaim, "Aha, I need my hair brush!" So off I go to the bathroom. Then, I'll stand in front of my pantry again: "I need to get socks out of the dryer!" And, away I go.
Paula: How many times do you do this?
KJ:
[Concentrating.] I don't remember.
Paula: Do you find yourself at the pantry several times a day?
KJ:
I honestly don't remember. [Becomes uncomfortable.]
Paula: Surely, you have some idea.
KJ: I'm not sure... [Begins to perspire.]
Paula: Do you need to...
KJ: Yes, I'll be going to my pantry now...

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