Thursday, February 16, 2017

Random Things Floating In My Head

Baseball is just around the corner. Spring training has begun. YIPEE.
That means spring right?

We are about to experience a wonderful heat wave beginning on Saturday for about a week. Perhaps I should rephrase that, we are about to enter a warming trend. 65 - 68 degrees does not qualify as a heat wave now is it?

Compared to these high winds and 30's around here it will sure be nice.
The weather gal this morning couldn't just stop at a warming trend.
Oh no, the wench had to then tell us she expected March to be colder than February.  I didn't need that after the nice things she said. She should have just stopped at the great upcoming week. Let that sit in for a bit before she hammers us with the bad news.
I changed the channel. I did not wish to hear this.
I figured if I can stick my head in the sand with the news and politics why can't I do that for this weather gal?

I had a man ask me yesterday what the difference was between $250 and $395.

I said $145 and I giggled. I knew what he wanted but ...
He said, "young lady do you think that is funny?"
I almost said, "thank you for calling me, young lady"
Instead, I said I was sorry, yes I did and the difference is... and he cut me off before I could explain.
He was now laughing and said, "oh I was trying to bust your balls but it didn't work you said you did think it was funny - good for you."
Whew. I did then explain the difference of the scope of a repair vs a full restoration on the sink.
Thank God for that rare customer who you can have fun with.

Every day when I leave my office and just want to unwind before beginning dinner I turn on The Chew which I recorded. The last few days have been that Orange Imbecile in charge and I miss The Chew. Just another reason for me to hate the man. Liar, liar, pants on fire.


Here's some fun news I read. The World Health Organization classifies cell phone radiation as a class B Carcinogen. (asbestos is a class B carcinogen) Some other tidbits in the article say that recent evidence identifies strong cell phone-cancer link.  This particular piece of information was a bit alarming to me. Last year, a research group reported a sharp increase in the incidence of parotid gland tumors over the last 30 years, with the steepest increase happening after 2001. Your parotid gland is a type of salivary gland, located closest to your cheek – the same area where most people typically hold their cell phones. The researchers found a four-fold increase in parotid gland cancers from 1970 to 2006, while rates of other salivary gland cancers remained stable.

Now I always put my cell in my bra when walking the dog or when not with a purse. Sometimes under my boob in my bra. I have always used the bra for a storage unit but none that are known to cause cancer except my cell. I don't think I'll be doing that anymore. 


Would you exercise for one hour if it gave you enough free electricity for 24 hrs? Check this out.  I would do this in a heartbeat. Everyone in your home could take turns if you wanted to share the duties. I could use the exercise so I would do this for certain. 


Why can't they make a can opener that actually opens cans? We had a great one from 17 yrs ago from Pampered Chef. Worked like a charm until year 12. They changed the model and their new one sucks. I sent it back they sent me another that was as bad as the first so I sent it back again. I have been to restaurant supply stores, I have purchased expensive and cheap and none open cans completely. I even bought one I saw on TV that was supposed to be so good. I fell for it and it too sucked and could not open a can. 
Rick had a meltdown yesterday opening a huge can of beans for our dog. After going through our 3 can openers he used a knife to finish up. None cut completely. All leave areas of attachment.  He was livid. He threw them all out so now I have nothing to open a can. I don't have many cans of food, olives, Izzy's green beans, and canned tomatoes. I don't even eat soups from a can so not many cans to open but it is enough to be so damn annoying. We can put a man on the moon, make cell phones, cars that drive and park themselves but we can't make a friggin' can opener that really opens a can completely all the way around the damn can.  I bought olives the other day because it had a lift tab, they were more expensive but I just didn't care. I wouldn't end up throwing the damn can across the room. Do you have a can opener that is a never fail? If so please share with me the brand. Help!


Mike said...

70 degrees here today. 70 tomorrow.

I have a manual can opener that I've had since I don't know when. 40 - 50 years?

It' said...

While I worked at William-Sonoma part time I bought a Roslee can opener that I love. But Romeo isn't a huge fan, and they don't sell that particular model anymore. However, I suggest you go on to their web site and look for one, their return policy is very good. Call them with questions, the customer service is great. I can't imagine not having a can opener! Oh, and the one we have is manual, I can't stand the electric ones.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Mike I only use manual openers. Same one for 40 years and it will cut a can completely in one swoop? I'll buy it!

Its.- I'll try William Sonoma right now! I'm desperate!!!!

Julie H said...

Try looking on ebay for the old version?

We have rain. Not good because they are already doing 24 hour patrols on our levees.

bikinfool said...

Late to the party, but we use this one:

Leaves a smooth edge you won't cut yourself on. Takes a bit to get used to but works very reliably.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Julie -your weather is crazy scary! Hope you stay high and dry.

Brian- that is the one we had that was awesome. got the newest version and it barely worked,called them and they sent another and it did not cut at all! they told me to keep it. why? we threw it away.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Its.A.-there are 2 at william sonoma. and one is no longer in stock and the other one is for $55...I'll try the other because I have a 20% off coupon for WS --BUT what if it's not the one that works?

THE ZOO said...

I have 2 Kuhn Rikon manual can openers from QVC. about $27 each but theyre 5 in 1s and do the no shop edges. Love them.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Zoo- I just checked the video out on QVC...That is like what we used to have and love. that price point is far better in case it doesn't work. Thanks!!

Carma Sez said...

GAH!! definitely don't put your cell phone in your bra. Have you seen those photos of cancer in shape of cell phone? I do not trust the radiation one bit :/

Carma Sez said...

hmmm...Just checked Snopes. So maybe those cases were not true, but better safe than sorry.

BTW, I will be on a "real" TV channel. FOX - Shots Fired - begins March 22nd at 8:00. supposedly I got some good face time in episode 1 !