May 24

Linkfest

What does it mean to say that something causes 16% of cancers? Not as much as journalists and especially, headline writers, might think.

Smelling like a man. Could be a good thing. Or not. I wouldn’t mind a candle with the fragrance of freshly cut wood, but one of the reasons for using a candle or room deodorizer is to lessen odors like fish, beer, booze, or tobacco.

Just watched the finals of the National Geographic Bee. I feel so inadequate now. While I couldn’t recall the name of the city on the final question, it was at least something that I “sorta knew” unlike most of the other questions where I had NO idea. Yeah… I said to my husband, “It starts with R, I just can’t think of the name.” What brilliant children! Of course they’ve studied long and hard for this. Congratulations to Rahul Nagvekar of Sugar Land, TX.

Have you eaten venison? (via Bad Data, Bad which you should be reading if you aren’t already)

In general, 65 percent of people have eaten venison. But among those who have mistakenly used the public restroom of the opposite sex, 80 percent have eaten venison.

Don’t Believe Everything You Read. Unless you read it here.

Crisis Cleaning For Last-Minute Guests. From a new site called Housewife How To’s by an old internet friend of mine. Even if you’re like me and not likely to do any housecleaning, you’ll still enjoy her writing:

The best way to deal with unexpected guests is prevention: train them to give a week’s notice before coming over. Unfortunately, some folks won’t listen.

I’m off to contemplate not cleaning my house. Later!

4 Responses to “Linkfest”

  1. Katie B. says:

    Thank you so much for the link! I’m contemplating NOT cleaning my house today, too. It’s the last day of school, and I think I’m just going to spend the day enjoying the peace and quiet, because there won’t be any of that for the next 94 days.

  2. Donna B. says:

    Haha. You are contemplating not cleaning your house for one day. I contemplate not cleaning mine… ever. When I win a lottery, I will pass all your advice on to my maids.

  3. Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com says:

    LOL. My daughter accused me of starting the website so I can just text her links to entries I’ve written, rather than take the time to answer all of her “How do I fix this, Mom????” crisis phone calls. She’s only half right.

  4. Mary says:

    As to man scents–I spend a great deal of time trying to rid my house of the smells that remind me that there’s a 31 year old and 8 month old. Why would I want to purchase that smell?