A while back, i got the idea from some life-hack site to fill my water bottles that i reuse only halfway, then freeze them on their sides so they are half full of ice. You fill it the rest of the way when you want cold water to drink, and it works pretty well.
Until Sweetie rearranges the bottles for you, and puts them with the top pointed down. The all of the water freezes at the top, and you have to wait for them to half melt before you can use them.
|The only reason i buy the occasional SmartWater bottle is because they are sturdy, and cheaper than the metal ones that keep getting lost. You can see ice blocking the top.|
He was trying to be helpful, of course.
Yesterday, Carl had the day off work because he had a doctor's appointment in the afternoon. That meant he went to sleep in the living room while i cleaned his room.
He is up to his usual tricks of not putting lids on things, but this week he did one better. He lost the lid before he even got the Pepto out of the box!
After a while, he got up and showered, ate breakfast, and brushed his teeth. He left the sink i'd just cleaned rather messy, and i suggested to him that he might want to rinse the sink and put his toothpaste away.
He did so, and i noted that if he tidied up after himself, he wouldn't have to pay me as much each week.
His response? "But you need the money!"
Yep, he will continue to be messy so i can earn the money. He's a hoot.
Grandma has sent some pictures, but some text, too. First she sent some signs you might be getting older:
Your children become you, but your grandchildren are perfect!
Going out is good, but coming home is better!
You miss the days when everything worked with one "On/Off" switch.
You use a lot more four-letter words, like "what?" and "when?”
File these first two under “Great Ideas”:
|Clean water comes in at the top, wash up and reuse that water to flush next time!|
|Traffic lights in Ukraine -- don't tell me you didn't know it was red!|
Australia Day -- Australia (National Day); Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Norfolk Island; (Commemorates Captain Arthur Phillip's arrival at Sydney Cove with the First Fleet, on January 26, 1778.)
Australia Day Cockroach Races -- Brisbane, Queensland (the greatest gathering of thoroughbred cockroaches anywhere, with competition proceeds going to charity)
Dental Drill Day -- George F. Green, of Kalamazoo, MI, US, patents the electric dental drill, 1875
Duarte Day -- Dominican Republic
End of the Fifth Quarter of the Ninth Dozen of the Thirteenth Set -- Fairy Calendar
Liberation Day -- Uganda
Lotus 1-2-3 Day -- released this day in 1983
National Peanut Brittle Day
National Pistachio Day
National Speak Up and Succeed Day -- become one of those people who aren't afraid of public speaking, practice! originally sponsored by Polished Presentations International, but they no longer have a website, but i'm sure Toastmasters International can help
Republic Day -- Delhi, India (pompous and splendid celebrations through the 29th)
Sailing of Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (celebration of the god of the dead; date approximate)
Spouse's Day -- an internet generated reason to tell your SO how much he/she means to you
St. Paula's Day (Patron of widows)
St. Timothy's Day (Patron against stomach and intestinal disorders)
St. Titus' Day (Patron of Crete)
Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement -- begun at Toad Hollow School in Kalamazoo, Michigan in the 1800s, a day to encourage your friends
Establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park, 1915
Michigan becomes the 26th US state, 1837
Kherington Payne, 1990
Kirk Franklin, 1970
Andrew Ridgeley, 1963
Wayne Gretzky, 1961
Anita Baker, 1958
Ellen DeGeneres, 1958
Eddie Van Halen, 1955
Lucinda Williams, 1953
David Strathairn, 1950
Gene Siskel, 1946
Angela Davis, 1944
Scott Glenn, 1942
Bob Uecker, 1935
Father George Harold Clements
Jules Feiffer, 1929
Paul Newman, 1925
Anne Jeffreys, 1923
Jimmy Van Heusen, 1913
Maria Augusta von Trapp, 1905
Bessie Coleman, 1893
Douglas MacArthur, 1880
Mary Mapes Dodge, 1831
Julia Dent Grant, 1826
Emperor Go-Nara of Japan, 1497
"Phantom of the Opera"(Musical), 1988
"The Dukes of Hazzard"(TV), 1979
"Duchess of Padua"(Oscar Wilde play), 1891
"Cosi Fan Tutte"(Mozart Opera), 1790
"Esther"(Racine play), 1689
Today in History:
The fifth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 66
Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil, 1500
The Council of Trent issues its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, 1564
Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, and solves the problem before going to bed that same night, 1697
The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records, 1700
The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on the continent of Australia, 1788
The Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia, 1808
Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States, 1838
Hong Kong is proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain, 1841
The first US income tax, passed to raise funds for the Civil War, is repealed, 1871
Muhammad Ahmed ("Mahdi") rebels conquer Khartoum, Sudan, 1885
The World's largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, is found, 1905
The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the oldest military rifle still in official use, 1907
Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane, 1911
Richard Strauss' opera Der Rosenkavalier receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera, 1911
Former Ford Motor Co. executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer, 1920
Rioters burn Cairo's central business district, targeting British and upper-class Egyptian businesses, 1952
Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia), 1960
Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon, but misses its target by 22,000 miles (35,400 km), 1962
Hindi becomes the official language of India, 1965
The Great Blizzard of 1978, a rare severe blizzard with the lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the US, strikes the Ohio – Great Lakes region with heavy snow and winds up to 100 mph (161 km/h), 1978
Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations, 1980
An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths, 2001
President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan. 2004
The 41st World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, Switzerland, 2011
Libby Lane is ordained as the first female bishop of the Church of England, 2015