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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Weekend Link Lovin'

I thought I'd start doing a weekend post with a wrap-up of useful things that sprung up during the week. Enjoy!

1. Just because you haven't heard enough yammering about the Diva Cup, here's a review from Surviving and Thriving on Pennies. Anything that involves vaginas and contains the phrase "squat and go treasure hunting for it" deserves a read.

2. Still trying to figure out how to sow seeds indoors? Here's a quick tutorial. Plus, who can resist a blog with a banner consisting of people with overly large and out-of-proportion heads for no reason?

3. Forgot to participate in Screen Free Week (or didn't know about it)? Here are some alternatives to fill your time instead of rotting in front of the TV/computer screen.

4. If you didn't get caught up in the brouhaha about the plastic beach product, Turtlebacks, on Facebook earlier this week, now's your chance to get a primer recap from My Less Plasticky Life. I prefer to use the product as beach boobs (BB) instead. They get a lot less sandy that way. And, my enhanced bosoms won't kill real turtles because my BB, hopefully, won't get swept away in the waves. How embarrassing.

5. Feeling skunky? Getting rid of the stench of being sprayed by a skunk is a stinkin' pain. Here's a  solution that doesn't involve wasting your precious tomato juice.

That's it for now. Have a great weekend!

6 comments:

Greenpa said...

Regarding skunk repair- I long ago simply applied my college education to the problem; which included, in Organic Chemistry, a section on mercaptan bonds, which are the active bits of both skunk juice and tear gas (then fairly common on campus).

They're the sulfur equivalent of an alcohol; with the sulfur molecule in the oxygen's place; but much more easily attacked chemically.

The reason tomato juice works? It's a weak acid. Ergo? Any other mild acid will work also- such as vinegar, which most households also have immediately on hand. Any vinegar- and let's face it, the cheaper the better in this case; so don't use your fancy balsamic stuff if you can help it; cheap white vinegar is fine.

And WAY less messy. I think the reason tomato juice persists in the suburban mythos is the sacrificial aspect- people subjectively enjoy that they're giving up something precious to save their (idiot) dog. But I guarantee; scrubbing vinegar into the pooch, and eventually scrubbing it all out again, is sacrifice enough.

Brenna Burke said...

Thanks for sharing my post!

We don't have any animals right now, but our cat was sprayed by skunks twice and the only thing that really worked was time.

Robj98168 said...

Thanks for mentioning Beach boobs... I googled them. ANd now am on a watch list at work. Geeeeze.

Crunchy Chicken said...

Rob - Oopsies. That was a reference to the movie, The Descendants :)

Watch list? You naughty boob lover.

Jen said...

Are you calling my head fat???? ;)

Thanks for the shout out!

charmel tan said...

Great links. I've watched the Descendants and it was pretty interesting to watch. Thanks for the post.
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