Carl has a love/hate relationship with dental floss.
He uses floss, frequently. He tries to use very short lengths, but inevitably cannot tear it off well. He ends up with strands all over.
Yesterday, we had to cut the unused floss off of his car keys so he could leave for work. How does a length of dental floss, still attached to the package, get wrapped up with his keys? Only Carl has that talent, and he's not telling exactly how he does it.
Yes, he does go through a lot of dental floss.
Then there's his disposal of said floss. Like everything else, he throws it toward the trash can while walking away, not bothering to check if it actually lands where it should. Most of the time it doesn't.
In the hot summer months, Carl also uses frozen gel packs in vests designed to keep the packs up against you and cool you off.
Those packs eventually break open and leak the gel goo and have to be thrown away.
Sometimes they leak inside the pockets of the cool vest. Sometimes you find that out only when you are taking packs out of the vest. Then you have to grab paper towels and try to get that goo off of everything, including your hands, and please don't use water, you'll regret it. Wipe with dry paper towels and throw them away and then wash everything.
Speaking of messes and goo:
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
Alice in Wonderland Day -- on July 5, 1862, Dodgson began writing the adventure story he had told Alice Liddel and her sisters the day before
Bikini Day -- the skimpy suit made its debut on this day in Paris in 1946
Carnival Tuesday -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Constitution Day -- Armenia
Feast of Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Graham Cracker Day -- birth anniversary of inventor of graham flour, the Reverend Sylvester Graham, in 1794
Independence Day -- Algeria(1962); Cape Verde(1965); Venezuela(1811)
National Apple Turnover Day
National Work-a-holics Day -- we will know it's you if you are all "back to business" after a holiday
Poplifulgia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a ceremony to commemorate the "Flight of the People" when they had to flee enemies)
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Day -- Roman Catholics in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Apostles to the Slavs, created the Glagolithic alphabet and translated the Bible into the Slavonic language)
Sts. Grace and Probus' Day (married co-Patrons of Probus, Cornwall, England)
Tynwald Day -- Isle of Man (Manx National Day; assembling of the year's session of the High Court of Tynwald, as their Parliament is called, to read the laws to the citizens; oldest continual parliament in existence)
Unity Day -- Zambia
Dolly the Sheep, 1996 (first cloned mammal)
Edie Falco, 1963
Huey Lewis, 1951
Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage, 1951
Jackie Robertson, 1944
Eliot Feld, 1942
Shirley Knight, 1936
Katherine Helmond, 1934
Warren Oates, 1928
Janos Starker, 1924
Georges Pompidou, 1911
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., 1902
Jean Cocteau, 1889
Clara Zetkin, 1857
Cecil Rhodes, 1853
P.T. Barnum, 1810
David Glasgow Farragut, 1801
Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica(Publication date), 1687
Today in History
Scotland and France form the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England, 1295
John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland, 1610
Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, 1687
The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England, 1865
Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco, on Bloody Thursday, 1934
Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation, 1937
Highest recorded temperature in Canada, at Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan: 45°C (113°F), 1937
Larry Doby signs a contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, becoming the first black player in the American League, 1947
National Health Service Acts created the national public health systems in the United Kingdom, 1948
The Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel, 1950
William Shockley invents the junction transistor, 1951
The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin, 1954
Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title, 1975
Japan launches a probe to Mars, and thus joins the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation, 1998
The SARS virus is declared to be contained by the WHO, 2003
Indonesia holds its first presidential election, 2004
Roger Federer wins a record 15th Grand Slam title in tennis, winning a five set match against Andy Roddick at Wimbledon, 2009
The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England, 2009
Europe's tallest, habitable, free-standing structure, The Shard, which stands at 1,016 feet (309.6 metres) officially opens in London, England, 2012
In Rome, Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII are canonized by the Vatican, 2013
Volvo Cars announces that all new models by 2019 will be either hybrids or battery powered, the first automaker to do so, 2017
The ancient city of Babylon is declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, 2019
Scientists announce the discovery, in the Harz Mountains of Germany, of one of the world's oldest pieces of art, a 51,000-year-old carved deer bone, 2021