Helpful Household Hint of the Day

I know I know – I try not to flaunt my AMAAAAAYYYYYYYYYZing housekeeping skills too often, but today I came across a tip that was just TOO good not to share it with you. REady? Have your pen and paper handy to jot this down?

Ok. Next time you notice that its taking your dryer like, an hour to get 13 socks and 3 towels dry, try CLEANING OUT YOUR LINT TRAP! VOILA!!!! Instantly better energy efficiency! Now, you may be like me and decide to knit a few sweaters out of the lint that you remove from your lint trap. I have also heard of people donating their beach ball sized rolls of dryer lint to the fire stations for practice setting fires, or sending boxes of dryer lint to refugees in Siberia who use it for insulation  – but whatever you choose to do with it, enjoy your newly found free time from not having to run the dryer three times per load!

don’t say you never learned anything from terra talking. The proof is RIGHT THERE!!!!

I could not stop laughing today at the ginormous amount of lint that had piled up in our lint trap. Its just one of those things that is not high on my priority list I guess…

Anyways – in other funny news – you’ve all seen the email forwards of random lists of questions – instead of trying to find everyone’s email address, I am posting my answers here and love to see you all’s answers. Email them to me at terra@2sisphotos.com

Let’s have a little fun.  I would like this back please!!!  Here is what you are supposed to do, hit forward, delete my answers and type in your answers.  Then send this to a bunch of people that you know and send it back to me so I can see your answers.  The theory is that you will learn a lot of little unknown facts about those you know.  Remember to send it back please.

> 1.  WHERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?     
The house in Gone with the Wind and Abraham’s father. My parents were hippies.
> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?    
Oh for heaven’s sake. I’m pregnant. I cry at the drop of a hat.

>  3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?     I prefer fonts on the computer to handwriting.

> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?   Gag me. I usually hate to think about lunchmeat. But I HATE turkey.

> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?     Yes. With a neverending limit to them apparently…

> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?     Probably depends on what other person I was.
> 7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?   
Me? Sarcasm? HA. Rarely.
> 8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?   
Unless they fell out without me knowing it…
> 9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
If I lost enough weight to not fear breaking the cord – definitely!

> 10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?    Cap’n Crunch Crunchberries

> 11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM Off?   Not if I can help it!

> 12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?   I like to think of myself as emotionally strong. Physically – way too out of shape.

> 13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?  A root beer float.

> 14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their facial expressions.
> 15. RED OR PINK?  
Pink. What a random question…are we talking lipstick? Car color? Blush?

> 17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My best friends from high school and college. They kept me connected to who I was at a time I didn’t even know what that meant.

>  18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?    Yes, duh
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?   
Light tan colored pants, green running shoes.

> 20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?   Raisin bran cereal

> 21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?   Kealey and karissa arguing over a piece of gum

> 22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?   Rockstar Red

> 23. FAVORITE SMELLS?   My babies after strawberry shampoo, baby soap, downy on my sheets, and my Ralph Lauren Blue perfume

> 24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? The receptionist at the midwife office so I could get lectured about waiting too long to make my appointments. Like duh, I did it on purpose.

> 25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? I love her. I think she is the epitome of grace under pressure.

> 26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?  My Mariners. When they’re having a good season. (American League Baseball.)

> 28. EYE COLOR?  brown
> 29. Do you wear contacts?
Could not function without them

30. FAVORITE FOOD?  BucaDiBeppo chicken parm with garlic mashed potatoes. But I try to not discriminate against any food. I love it all.

>  31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDIngs?  Happy endings definitely. I hate artsy movies that have gay endings that make you want to swear when you walk out instead of feeling all warm and fuzzy.

> 32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?  Ummmm…..Rounders. But I was too busy cooking to get to really watch it.

> 33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU Wearing?  Gray.

> 34. SUMMER OR WINTER?     Summer – HOLLA! I love snow, but hate the cold.
> 35. HUGS OR KISSES?
I agree with Brenna – depends on from whom I am preferring this receipt of love.
> 36. FAVORITE DESSERT?  
Portillo’s chocolate cake

> 37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
> 38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?  
> 39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READing NOW? 
The Innocent Man by John Grisham. Took me five chapters to realize it was non-fiction/true crime.

> 40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?  This insanely gay 80’s pattern of elliptical teal and green dots.

> 41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT? The Redwings/Penguins Stanley Cup game. I do not control the remote when my husband is home.

> 42. FAVORITE SOUND?     The deafening white noise emanating from the three fans/air purifiers running in our room at nite – instantly lulls me to sleep and drowns out any other noise.

> 43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?Probably more Beatles songs would find their way into my repertoire.

> 44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?  I don’t really know where home is sometimes. So I guess I would say Central Mexico.

> 45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?  I have no wrist tendons so I can squeeze my fingers together to be smaller than my wristbones and get out of any pair of handcuffs. I have not had to try this very often. But I can do it. I also have  a special talent for  being able to find almost any random piece of paper or info in the many piles I am also famous for creating. (Brenna – we’ll have to have  a competition sometime…)

> 46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?    Lynchburg, VA

> 47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?  everyones> 
> 48. WHAT TIME IS IT NOW?  
11:26 am. Wouldn’t this question be more effective if we had had to answer a question at the beginning about what time it was when we started???


> Have a great Day!

 

I hope you play along!!

I’ll have more mindless drivel to bore you with soon!

T-crest

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Comments

  1. You know that your dryer will work better if you don’t use dryer sheets too. I guess the sheets leave a film on your lint screen that causes it to clog up quickly. I have not used a sheet in my dryer in over 2 years now and it works better now than it did before.

  2. What’s a lint trap? Our dryers always seem to crap out on us every couple of months. We bought a dryer three years ago and keep having to use the warranty because the dryers start taking like 3 or 4 loads to dry stuff. So what you’re telling me is, it may not be frigidaire’s fault. That there is something called a “lint trap” on the dryer?

  3. josh – call mary jane and ask her. hopefully she can point you in the right direction.

    i am cracking up.

    and carmen – good point about the sheets. i have not used a sheet since I bought the downy ball a few years ago. mostly because i just always forget them. but still.

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