My boyfriend (bless him) decided to explain the basics of the field of political science to me once. Something we BOTH have degrees in. I interrupted him and said, “I know, I have an expensive piece of paper on the wall that says I’m pretty familiar with poli sci…it’s next to yours in the hallway.”
I can’t figure out how to post the photo but my cats Henry and Miles Davis are seniors. Henry is twenty and we got him when my great-aunt passed away. He’s been with us for nearly 14 years now. My other cat, Miles Davis is a shelter rescue and has a great story. I went in looking for a kitten but when I bent down to pick one up I felt a paw on my shoulder. I looked up and this buff colored cat was on a perch looking down and me. I stood up and he practically leaped into my arms. I filled out the paper work immediately. He’s 14 now and is a trained therapy cat. We go to nursing homes (sort of in honor of my great aunt, the cat lover who gave us Henry).
Response to What’s The Craziest Way You’ve Broken A Bone?:
I had my thumb stepped on by a cow. I was feeding them and spreading some hay out so they’d each have enough. One stepped directly on my thumb, snapping it. She was enjoying the hay too much to get off. It was not pretty.
In northern WI, driving your vehicle on the frozen lake to go ice fishing is a big deal. An essential tool if you’re going to do that is an item that can break the car window and cut your seatbelt. I’m not sure what the product is called but it has a blade on one side and a hammer with a sharp tip on the other. When people do drive on the ice, 99% do drive with the windows open and their seat belts off just in case they break through. But the rescue tool is still a good idea. I’m sure there are more scenarios where this item is useful but that’s where I’ve seen it the most.
I’m not gonna lie, I still have trust issues regarding things like this. It’s back from the things years ago that would get you to stare and suddenly a horrible picture would flash with a bloodcurdling scream. Can’t do it. Never again.
Canada and the very north of the US are snow brothers. It snowed in northern WI too over the weekend ?
I absolutely despise when my mom says “I need to go tinkle”. Not only is that a stupid way to say you have to pee but I didn’t actually need to know you had to in the first place.
I lack the confidence to rock my curls…so I just flat iron. I honestly hate my curls.
Response to What Are Some Misconceptions About OCD?:
The thing I try to explain to people is the less known “compulsive” side. This often comes with reoccurring and disturbing thoughts. Such as thinking about something horrible happening or thinking to yourself “I could drive head on into the other lane on this highway”or something like that. The thing is, you know you would never ever do that and the fact that the idea comes to you is agonizing. The thoughts don’t go away and you feel that you’re so isolated and ashamed. A lot of the time, th obsessive behaviors follow this because they are a coping mechanism to get your mind off the thoughts.
The way I try to explain how it makes me feel is…I live in constant fear of my own mind. I never know what kind of terrible thought it will conjure up next and keep playing on repeat.
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Response to The 37 Steps Of Going No ‘Poo:
No poo has worked wonders for my hair. I use one tablespoon of baking soda, diluted in water. Put on hair and rinse. Then do the same with apple cider vinegar. Don’t mix the BS and vinegar because they neutralize each other.
I have super oily hair that is also mega curly (odd combo, I know). I’m also allergic to most shampoo and soaps. I will wash with no poo, dry and straighten every three days or so.
When I used shampoo, it would strip the oil from my hair causing my scalp to ramp up oil production. So gross. I wouldn’t wash every day either.
When I switched to no poo it was instantly better. I’m a bit perplexed at this list because it makes it seem like it takes forever to work. I got great results immediately.
I guess it won’t work for everyone. I’d recommend not washing everyday if you must use it.
Also, the smell isn’t bad from the vinegar. It rinses out and leaves no smell.
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