Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Did You Know Uses for White "Magic" Sponges?

Did you know uses for white "magic" sponges?

Of course there is the use it is made for, cleaning sinks. And it works pretty well on my sink. But I have found some other uses for these magic sponges as well. One day, while doing some training on my bike, I ended up scratching the (white) frame with my clip bike shoes. I was really upset! It looked bad! Then I remembered some ladies talking about other uses for those white magic sponges...Luckily I had one and it cleaned my white bike frame right up (though I do still have the scratches.) I have also used the magic sponge to clean my crock pot and some ladies at a preschool use them to clean the tables. I am sure I will be finding more uses for those white magic sponges.

Did you know that every body needs a cleanse?

Did you know that every body needs a cleanse?

What this usually refers to is when someone eats or drinks only a few specific things in order to cleanse or purge their bodily tract. The bad part about this process is that it can take a significant amount of time, and you may not be able to enjoy good food for a while. However, it is essentially a necessity for every human because we are constantly filling our bodies with unhealthy junk. The good news for all of the health freaks is that there is an easier, quicker way to accomplish this.  This website can provide you with the best colon cleanse that your body can get.  It is a useful tool for saving time yet remaining healthy.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Did You Know About the Action Figure Museum?

Did you know about the action figure museum?

In driving to Oklahoma City, we passed a sign for the Action Figure Museum in Paul's Valley, OK. We did not have the chance this trip to stop. In looking at the website, this is a collection of action figures and memorabilia in line with those toys. The first toy to be called an action figure was G.I. Joe, which was the first figure inducted to the museum.

The museum also houses the Oklahoma Cartoonists Collection, honoring Oklahoma cartoonists. They have a play room to actually play with the action figures. They also offer interesting classes on action figure design and other artistic concepts along this line. You can even have a birthday party here. I think we will be stopping on our next trip through.

Did You Know About Technology on College Campuses?

Did you know about technology on college campuses?

While I'm sure it varies from campus to campus, technology on a college campus is important. For example, at the campus we just toured, incoming students receive a Mac laptop and their choice of either an iPhone, iPad, or iTouch. Each building is set up with some sort of technology to allow students to interact even in the classroom (that part I was not clear on, but it seems like there are three different formats used, including flat screens in the front of the room.) Also, nearly all buildings are set up with a printer so that students can send their papers to any of those available printers in any building (in essence you can pick up your homework on any of the hp printers available on your way to class.) I think it's pretty great and a necessary part of their lives now. I'm glad it's all included in tuition.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Did You Know A Way to Save Your Tomatoes?

Did you know a way to save your tomatoes?

Several folks in our area love to grow tomatoes in their back yards. The biggest problem seems to be saving the ripening tomatoes from birds and squirrels. I heard today on the radio of a way to help save the tomatoes from birds. The radio gardner said to hang coke cans or red christmas ornaments above the tomatoes. This would discourage the birds when they pecked on the aluminum, causing them to deter from pecking the ripening tomatoes. I don't know if this will work, but one of my friends had some red christmas ornaments in her garage sale this morning. When I told her about this idea, she took the ornaments inside saying she will try it. I guess we will find out in a few weeks if it works or not.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Did You Know Daylight Savings Time Goes into Effect this Weekend?

Did you know Daylight Savings Time goes into effect this weekend?

Just a reminder to spring ahead one hour tonight/tomorrow morning at 2. Set your clock ahead one hour. Yes, you "lose" that one hour of sleep. It is supposed to help us save energy on lighting by using the natural light longer into the evening hours. While I have read that the savings are minimal, lots of people enjoy the longer hours of daylight.

To learn more about Daylight Savings Time and it's origins, you can read what Yahoo News had to say about it today.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Did You Know Caffeine Helps with Exercise Induced Asthma?

Did you know caffeine helps with exercise induced asthma?

Last week while running on the treadmill at therapy, the doctor asked why I was coughing so much. I told him that is how much I cough, even after using my inhaler. He suggested I start consuming some caffeine. He wanted me to drink half a sugar free Red Bull. I told him I probably would not but that I would look at it. I do not like the idea of consuming aspartame, which is in the SF Red Bull but I found an alternative in Rock Star sugar free lemonade. While it does contain Sucralose, I thought I could compromise on that and give it a try. I could not believe the difference!

I used the inhaler as per normal, but also drank about 4 oz. of the energy drink. I hardly coughed at all on the treadmill that day and could even breathe normally when I was done! It was a good feeling! I have since found a more natural product that I am going to try this week, Guru energy drink. It has the caffeine without the artificial ingredients. I hope it works as well. And as for now, I am adding a little caffeine to my workouts!

Did You Know About Buying Used FEMA RVs?

Did you know about buying used FEMA RVs?

At one time I considered doing this. I thought it would be fun to have an RV and to use it for travel and save hotel money. As recently as last year, there were still some FEMA trailers for sale in our area through a local RV dealer. I have not done a lot of homework in this area. I still like the idea of it. I had heard though that not all the FEMA trailers are equipped with standard options that I would want when traveling. And while it would surely save money on renting a hotel room, to make sure it was worth the investment, I would need to consider in the cost of motor home repairs that might be necessary. It could be feasible and one day I may consider buying a trailer. As for now, I think the price of gas may put a damper on any RV purchases for the near future.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Did You Know Today Is Free FryDay?

Did you know today is free fryday?

From 2-4pm (local time) Chick-Fil-A is giving away free waffle fries! In celebration of the new Heinz Dip and Squeeze Ketchup, customers going in during those hours and requesting the new product will get free fries to go with it!!

Did you know that some people never get hurt?

Did you know that some people never get hurt?

They can actually go through life without ever getting seriously hurt or breaking their bones or anything of that sort?  However, as most of us know, that is a very small percent of the population, because most of us will break something or be in some sort of accident at one time or another. It is just bound to happen, and it usually happens while we are kids.  So, since there is no real way of avoiding the inevitable, the next best thing we can do is to be prepared.  One easy way you can do that is by obtaining whole life insrunce information.  Since we know it's going to happen to one eventually, we might as while be ready for it when it hits us.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Did You Know Today is Free Pancake Day at IHOP?

Did you know today is free pancake day at IHOP?

IHOP is offering free "short stacks" of pancakes today, March 1. They hope that diners partaking of the short stack will put in a donation for the Children's Miracle Network. The free pancake offer is good until 10pm. Sounds perfect for hungry college students short on cash!

Did You Know About Blue Diamonds?

Did you know about Blue Diamonds?

When I mentioned that I had heard about "blue diamonds", my nephew said he thought diamonds were white. I said "Well, there must be some that are blue, since they are called blue diamonds." When I looked, sure enough, the diamonds in reference are blue in color. They are pretty, especially when paired with the white diamonds.