The peeing/UTI one is one of my mother's FAVORITE life hacks. She taught my sister and me about it when we were like, eight. It was a little strange, but I've never gotten a UTI, so I guess it was worth it. . .
In an elevator, holding down the "close door" button while hitting your floor number tells the elevator to bypass all other stop requests. Kind of a douche move but helpful when you're in a hurry.
I would like to know more about these two:
-You can get red wine out of white cloth with an old dish towel and an iron
-Flossing regularly can prevent arterial obstruction
Mine to add:
-Use a melon baller (heh) or a grapefruit spoon to hull strawberries.
-Slowly flashing your high beams (again, heh) at a red light when it is dark out will make the light change quicker.
- Rinse Tupperware with cold water to get rid of the smell. This also works for any dish or silverware that has that eggy smell.
- Rub your fingers on the stainless steel part of the kitchen sink to get rid of garlic smells.
I guess terrible smells really bother me.
reading other people's tips are sort of fun, but i don't think people are getting the punchline here.
we get it
Old carpet cleaners trick, Dawn. Take a towel and get it good and soaking wet. Place it over the stain (this works on carpet too) and place a hot iron over the wet towel. Let it sit there until the towel is dry. The red will wick up into the towel. Of course, now the towel is ruined.
I love these! I'd like to know more about that red wine trick!
here is my favorite- cake mix + soda + baking = instant awesome cake. one box, one can. that's it.
Why can't I take Tylenol when I'm still drunk?? This is making me rethink some of the Tylenol cold medicine I took after some partying at BlogHer.
It took me awhile of following you to realize that Esme wasn't from you since you post/write about her so much. Now that I am 99.8% sure she's not yours (I am slow eh?), it doesn't affect your brownie points in my land of none-yas.
I'm wishing you have formspring just so I can see more of your witty response to strangers.
"EVERYONE NEEDS TO HAVE BABIES" should be a very important life hack too.
Yep, that's the red wine trick! Always impresses tipsy dinner guests.
Years ago my friend who was in medical school told me it was horrible for your liver to take Tylenol with alcohol. If you insist on taking something while still drunk, take ibuprofen instead. I've also heard it's not good to take any painkiller that includes caffeine (which is what most over the counter migraine relievers are) with coffee, but I take them with Coke all the time. Again, I have an English degree, so don't listen to me, ask your doctor, but I try never to take a painkiller while I'm drinking. My liver's got enough to deal with as it is.
Love it! Especially the "punchline".
My fave tip - put vanilla on a burn for instant relief (even better if you keep it in the fridge). Also, superglue reeallly helps cracked cuticles. ALSO ALSO! When you think, "Can I get one more use out of this razor blade?" the answer is always NO. (it's taken me over a decade to sort that one out)
Wait... I thought you should NEVER take your shoes off during a long flight, because you can't get them back on.
Also, the ad-clicking thing is true for People.com, as well.
Salt gets garlic smell out of your fingers.
The guy who bogarts the last of your weed in college will eventually be the guy who bogarts the last of your really good Scotch, so hide that bottle and leave out the Johnnie Walker when he's coming over.
I thought you said always take your shoes off during a long FIGHT, which I thought, actually, sounded like a pretty reasonable idea.
If you have to get your own blood out of something, say you had a bloody nose on your favorite T-shirt, spit on the blood stain until it is good and damp. There is an enzyme in your spit that will dissolve your own blood. It won't work if you spit on someone else's though.
re: Red Wine
Rub white wine into the red wine stain immediately/soon after the spill and the red won't set/stick.
If you need to get out of a boring conversation with colleagues you can always smile at them distractedly, pick up a clipboard and walk away.
You should also pee after a work out.
Peeing in conversation with dull people ensures they will not talk to you again.
My favorite thing to take when drunk is a multi-vitamin. Prevents a hangover like nothin' else. Though I have no idea what it does to my liver.
wait, what's the punchline?