Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lookin' Like a Tumbleweed

I did a vitality wellness check this morning which meant going to a clinic to have my blood drawn.  Early morning visits are the best for me since you have to fast 12 hours prior and I can get it over with.  In the past, it has taken about 8 minutes from start to finish.  

Except for today.  Today I had Chatty Cathy.  Or whatever the male version of that is ... Talkative Tom.  A young black man that had to tell me EVERYTHING that I didn't want to know.

For example, I know he recently broke up with his girlfriend.  His girlfriend used to do his hair.  His hair now resembles a "tumbleweed".  Those were HIS words ... not mine!  

Another example, he wants to find a new apartment.  He needs a new girlfriend to help pay the bills.  His mom told him to find "one of those silly" girls that will split the bills 50/50.  His mom has men doing stuff for her all the time and she doesn't understand why he hasn't figured out how to have that happen for him yet.

Another example, his mom beat up her husband a few years ago.  But she owns her own company.  So, there's that.

Another example, he wants to buy a motorcycle this week or next.  It'll help attract the new girlfriend.  That he needs so he can split rent bills he can't afford on his own.

I really wanted to scream out "ARE YOU KIDDING?!  SHUT UP!  SHUT UP!  SHUT UP!" but he had a needle in my arm so I just said, "Oh, that's interesting."

Friday, August 22, 2014

I can do math! Sort of.

You remember that time that I blogged about making homemade laundry detergent?  You don't?!  Ugh.  People!  Keep up with this stuff ... when our world falls into disarray (more so than it is now) someone will need to make detergent and YOU could be that person.

You could be that hero.  Get your act together.

Let's refresh your memory with this link to my original post about making laundry detergent.  At the bottom of that post I wrote that I wouldn't need to buy more supplies (not counting soap bars) for three years.  And guess what ... I was RIGHT!

I just made my last batch of detergent this morning and I need to buy more washing soda.  Just over 3 years from my original post!  Hot diggity damn!  Give me a Ph. D. in laundry detergent math!!!

The side note to this is that I had to buy store bought detergent a couple of months ago because life got busy and I couldn't go without clean clothes.

And all the pioneer women are giving me a side eye.  

Life happens.  However, my math was still pretty spot on.  Over the past three years I've spent $13.50 (original amount on ingredients), $6 for soaps (thank you very much, dollar store) and $3.49 on store bought detergent.  In total, I spent about $23 on laundry detergent.  OVER THREE YEARS!  That's under $8 a year!
That's enough detergent to wash all of these hippies' clothes!