Pickled Pondering

For much of history, various different foods have been pickled (e.g. eggs, onions, beets, meat). So how did it become that only pickled cucumbers are know as pickles? I mean back then, if you asked someone “May I have a pickle?”, they would have probably replied “A pickled what?”


Publicly Authorized Waste of Money

7-limpe-o-ambienteIs it just me or does anyone else think changing the batteries in your smoke/CO2 alarm at Daylight Savings Time is a waste of good money? You must have some really cheap batteries in your alarm, if they only last six months practically unused. You don’t change the batteries in your remote every six months and you use that more often. It’s that or you are burning stuff left and right and using that alarm frequently.

And don’t tell me that changing the batteries at Daylight Savings Time is a good way to remind people. Hogwash! When the batteries in your alarm are dying, those alarms chirp incessantly all day, everyday, for at least a month. You’re not forgetting to change the batteries, you are ignoring the chirping. No one can forget to change them with that chirping going on. (I know this well; I don’t change the batteries until they die.)

So I find the public approval of throwing out partially used batteries appalling. Has anyone considered how much money is wasted every year doing this? Has anyone considered the increased pollution from throwing out these un-recyclable items so often? I am going to continue to be frugal and get every drop of juice out of my batteries. Unless money is no object for you and you could care less about the environment, I encourage you to do the same.

Best Ping-Pong Match Ever

I’m posting this video for 3 reasons:

  1. It’s hilarious. Yes, you should watch the whole video. Take some time out of your day to have a real good laugh.
  2. In order to play around like they did, you have to be really good at ping-pong (Like Mozart playing a song backwards).
  3. It’s refreshing to see two competitors, from different countries no less, having fun and enjoying their sport. There was no animosity or trash talk. Just some good old fashion fun. I wish more competitions were like this. 🙂

What I learned this week

lessons learned

Don’t apologize for taking time out for yourself, no matter what you do or how long you take. You can’t help anyone if you’re not well physically, mentally, and/or spiritually. If you don’t care enough to take care of yourself, no one else will either. You set the example of how others will treat you. They will get over it or they will be one less annoyance in your life.


What I have learned this week

lessons learned

Competitive winning is not as much fun when you don’t realize that you won.

I had forgotten how much work it is to print, cut, collate, and stuff 50 invitations with response cards and directions all in proper alignment.

That what is happening in Egypt is much more complicated than what the American media portrays.

What have you learned this week?