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Seven Ate Nine

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #375 on: May 11, 2012, 07:01:35 AM »
There are now heavy pads to be used as a dish drainer on the counter. I have been using a dishtowel folded in half or thirds for years for that purpose for over 10 years now. When I have way too many dishes for that, I use the dishwasher.

My thought is that the pads would be hard to store when not in use whereas my folded dishtowel hangs on the towel rack quite nicely. The towel gets washed twice a week, while the dish drainer...............well, who knows?

PS I dry my dishes with a bleached towel as I go along. I am more likely to leave dirty dishes in the sink than airdry dishes - yes, even when I had young children.

I have one of those hanging out in my utensil drawer.  Personally, I like the idea of the pad to be used instead of the dish drainer, because it's much easier to toss it in the washing machine than it is to wash the big drainer, and because it takes much less space to store.  Interestingly, the reason that mine doesn't see more use is because I do have a big metal dish drainer, and no where to store it to put down the dish mat.  I do air dry nearly everything though, because I really hate drying dishes.

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #376 on: May 11, 2012, 11:25:18 AM »
"If God had intended for womankind to dry dishes, she would not have invented evaporation."
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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #377 on: May 12, 2012, 05:00:21 PM »
My lawn has some damage from the winter (thank you dog!) and today I was looking at lawn repair products.
I was trying to find a not-too-chemical form of lawn food and thought I'd hit the jackpot.

The product was a 'natural lawn top coat' lawn food. It seemed like a good idea - until I actually read the label.

First, the product still requires fertilizer.
Second, the product consists of "pelletized, composted yard waste" ie - grass clippings.

So as near as I can tell, I am supposed to cut my lawn, rake up and dispose of the clippings, and then spend $$$ to put bagged, treated, grass clippings back onto my lawn.

I think I'll just mow, make sure the clippings are fine and spread them out so they compost naturally thanks.
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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #378 on: May 14, 2012, 02:05:13 PM »
My lawn has some damage from the winter (thank you dog!) and today I was looking at lawn repair products.
I was trying to find a not-too-chemical form of lawn food and thought I'd hit the jackpot.

The product was a 'natural lawn top coat' lawn food. It seemed like a good idea - until I actually read the label.

First, the product still requires fertilizer.
Second, the product consists of "pelletized, composted yard waste" ie - grass clippings.

So as near as I can tell, I am supposed to cut my lawn, rake up and dispose of the clippings, and then spend $$$ to put bagged, treated, grass clippings back onto my lawn.

I think I'll just mow, make sure the clippings are fine and spread them out so they compost naturally thanks.

There are people *me* that don't have a lawn to mow (thank you dogs!), so I wouldn't have any clippings to bag up.  Now that I moved home (Colorado! finally made it back!) I don't have a law as I live in the mountains, so it's moot; back in Missouri, though, the dogs ran the grass out of the lawn and thus no lawn to mow.

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #379 on: May 18, 2012, 01:24:46 AM »
On the snuggie topic when I was growing up we had something like it but the bottom was sewn up like a sleeping bag.
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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #380 on: May 18, 2012, 02:11:01 AM »
"If God had intended for womankind to dry dishes, she would not have invented evaporation."

I'm an athiest but even I will say 'Amen Sister' to that one!

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #381 on: May 18, 2012, 08:32:51 AM »
"If God had intended for womankind to dry dishes, she would not have invented evaporation."

I'm an athiest but even I will say 'Amen Sister' to that one!
Funny, my MIL didn't like it!  ;D
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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #382 on: May 20, 2012, 04:25:56 PM »
"If God had intended for womankind to dry dishes, she would not have invented evaporation."

I'm an athiest but even I will say 'Amen Sister' to that one!

Ditto!

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #383 on: August 13, 2012, 08:11:35 PM »
Wasn't sure whether to put this here, or in the Brain Hurt thread:

Perfume that smells like mildew.

http://www.demeterfragrance.com/704141/products/Mildew.html

Other fragrances include Earthworm, Fireplace, and Pruning Shears.

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #384 on: August 13, 2012, 08:37:02 PM »
Wasn't sure whether to put this here, or in the Brain Hurt thread:

Perfume that smells like mildew.

http://www.demeterfragrance.com/704141/products/Mildew.html

Other fragrances include Earthworm, Fireplace, and Pruning Shears.

earthworm.  Blech. I hate that smell when it rains, and they're EVERYWHERE

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #385 on: August 13, 2012, 09:23:18 PM »
Pruning shears sounds rather nice, actually.

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #386 on: August 14, 2012, 12:38:15 PM »
I might like "Fresh Mown Hay," but more as a room freshener, not a perfume.
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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #387 on: August 14, 2012, 01:02:14 PM »
Growing up with two brothers, I think some would be more preferable to their teen boy stink! :D

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #388 on: August 14, 2012, 01:31:28 PM »
Wasn't sure whether to put this here, or in the Brain Hurt thread:

Perfume that smells like mildew.

http://www.demeterfragrance.com/704141/products/Mildew.html

Other fragrances include Earthworm, Fireplace, and Pruning Shears.

I bought Paperback to combat Gish's Axe Body Spray of Death. It's interesting smelling, but does not smell anything like a paperback. I wasn't crazy about it at first, but it started to grow on me ... then i wore it to work one day and i think one of my coworkers got blamed for having an odor problem because of it  :-[ So, yeah, as a weapon it's pretty great; but other than that i do not recommend.
http://www.demeterfragrance.com/704154/products/Paperback.html

I got Sushi, too, and that one smells really good (and layers well with bug spray, so that's a plus in the woods in August :)). http://www.demeterfragrance.com/704196/products/Sushi.html


Edited to add links in case anyone is interested in checking them out. I didn't get mine through Demeter, though, i got mine on clearance through ThinkGeek.
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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #389 on: August 16, 2012, 09:25:05 AM »
I might like "Fresh Mown Hay," but more as a room freshener, not a perfume.

Back in the late 1970s or early 1980s, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, always on the cutting edge of fashion, promoted a fragrance for infants that smelled like new-mown hay.  They also were pushing black clothing for those too young to walk.   

You have to wonder if that's where some Goths got their start.