Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Go Green!

A very, very,very, long time ago, I received a shaving mug as a white elephant gift. It seemed like a great gag gift at the time. I put it into the cupboard, and forgot about it. Until my can of shaving cream ran out. So, in desperation I opened the mug, installed the little cake of soap, swirlled the brush...I was hooked. Not only does the brush feel good on the skin, but the soap is warm. The longer you work it into the skin, the creamier it gets. As time marched on, the little cake just kept on making soap, for a couple of years. It finally deminished to the point of needing replacing.

I was sure I wouldn't be able to find any more.
But to my surprise, in the old guy section of the corner drug store, I think it was Payless or Rite aid, there was my old friend. It even gave me the option of a whole kit, (mug and brush and soap cake) or just the cake. I think it was under 3 bucks for just the soap cake. It just dawned on me the other day that not only is the cost about 1/4 that of buying a can of shave cream, but it is also better for the enviroment. There is no can or aerosols, just a little cardboard box about 2 inches square.

Let's review:

Saves money.
Better for the environment.
Nice and warm lather.

Try it?

PS: Don't use the old straight razor! Ask me how I know...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Upgrade Me !

For those that know me, this is not earth shaking info. For those that don't, this may be a shock. I am vertically challenged. I know, I sound bigger in print. At 5'3" inches tall, I have heard all the short jokes, everyday. Fortunately for me, I got over that in 3rd grade. I have embraced my size, and learned to deal with the fact that I have to ask my wife to reach things on the top shelf of the kitchen cupboards. But I also got to be on top when building a
human pyramid in school.

Now that I have set the stage, I pose a question that I have pondered on. If you could re-design the human body, what change would you make? Not just enhancing what you have, that would be too easy. Be sure to think long term, because something that sounds good at 20 years old, may not be so good at 70.

I would do

Yes, an eye on the end of my finger. Just think, when looking for your slippers, just reach down and extend your finger, and voila, there they are. Or, instead of digging through your purse or pocket, simply reach in and look around! Of course this eye would have to have night vision. If you wanted to spy on someone, just put your finger around the corner! You would also have the ability to check out those new jeans you just bought to see how they look from "behind"! No more asking the age old question, "do these pants make my butt look big? If you bump your head, you could check to see if it's bleeding! Check for spiders in you shoe, look for that quarter that fell between the sofa cushions, buckle the car seat in the car with ease! The list goes on...

So, I ask you, what would you alter?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hand me up's?

I love this picture. Me and my boy, hanging out doing boy stuff. I'm so cool I even have a Tony Hawk sweatshirt! Oh wait, that's Mason's sweatshirt, and it fits me. Most Dad's wait for their boys to start borrowing their clothes. You know like stealing socks from their drawer. Not me, I get to have Mason's hand me downs. Oh well cool and free.