Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Amazing Things - real and imagined

Bought a cup of iced coffee on the way into work yesterday.

Spilled it on myself about 5 min. away from work - no time to change, no way to get clean clothes. Embarassing, to say the least.

So I went to the market at lunchtime to pick up a few things and found this little tiny bottle of "Oxi Clean Spray-A-Way Instant Stain Remover". You spray it on the stain, you blot it with a paper towel - and it disappears.

Even though the coffee had dried by the time I got back to the office to use it, I spent the afternoon stain-free!! Recommended by Sewmouses!!!

I called the AC repair guy yesterday, and he fixed the AC. Apparently there was a small freon leak that drained the whole darn system. I'm not 200% certain it's all really fixed, but it was working last night, so I'm happy for now. I can't believe how fast he went out to fix it - and didn't charge me so that part is good.

Clorox "Clean-Up" - it's probably just watered-down bleach, goddess knows it smells like it, but its fixed up a lot of problems for me, including a nasty mouldy "infection" on an embroidered swan picture on the bathroom wall. Another recommendation - just use it in sensible amounts. I'm not sure it's real environmentally friendly.

One of the "things I'd like to see" is an MP3-player finger flash-drive USB plug-in device in cars. Instead of toting around your CD collection, rip them all to MP3's, then copy to those cute little finger drives. Then put your car radio/tapeplayer/CDplayer/mp3thing on and plug in the USB finger drive and listen without skips or CD damage (or having the player eat a tape!!!) Considering the cost of those little drives, you could have a whole keychain full of them and swap in and out which ones you want to listen to. No more worries about having your CD's stolen at a truck stop on a road trip - just drop the whole ring of drives into your purse or trousers pocket! (I almost said pants, but this Scots gal was complaining that pants=undies and not trousers, so I'm trying to oblige...)

I'm pretty sure the technology wouldn't be that hard to create, since the whole USB thing has been around for a long while now. C'mon, Motorola!!! Gimme a car USB player! To hell with I-Phones!!

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9 comments:

Peacechick Mary said...

I don't know if it's illegal in Illinois, but I use my MP3 player with headphones while driving. Of course, my headphones are the sneaky little ones that look like earrings. We also use rechargeable batteries - saves a ton. Glad you liked the Oxy stuff - my daughter Kate carries it in her purse wherever she goes. I, on the other hand, travel through life, stained and disheveled. Ah well.

BBC said...

"Oxi Clean Spray-A-Way Instant Stain Remover". You spray it on the stain, you blot it with a paper towel - and it disappears.

Forever, or just for a while?

I very seldom turn on a radio or listen to music in my rig, not with all the noise already in my head.

Ah, so the AC repair was under warranty? Hugs

Sewmouse said...

Forever, BBC
it's amazing. Of course I have to wash the shirt, but the thought of walking around work WITHOUT looking like a total slob was wonderful.

pissed off patricia said...

I'm glad to hear that you tried the Oxi stuff and it worked. It's on my shopping list now. Tide also has a little stick of stuff that's supposed to work the same way.

Mr Pop plugs his ipod into the car radio and we listen to his songs thru the radio when traveling.

BBC said...

"Of course I have to wash the shirt, but the thought of walking around work WITHOUT looking like a total slob was wonderful."

Really? I look like that most of the time and if no one likes it that is just too bad. I don't dress to impress others.

Clothing isn't an ego thing to me. :-)

Visionary said...

"Really? I look like that most of the time and if no one likes it that is just too bad. I don't dress to impress others.

Clothing isn't an ego thing to me. :-)"

That's because you prolly don't work in an office where they have things like dress codes.

BBC said...

Visionary.... That is true, I used to though. But it didn't bug me if something happened and I was a little soiled for the rest of the day. Stuff happens, others must understand. Don't they?

Rauf said...

what is this ?
coffee, Fresh ! my shirt was thirsty. i poured some on it.

Actually no one notices stains, but when you work in a high profile place, it does matter.

my case is different.
What is this ?
my breakfast, my shirt was hungry.
i don't let these ruin my day.

The player on the car should have a SD card reader, like mobile phones. you just insert the 4 GB card, you get music.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

My wife told me it was cheaper to buy me shirts off the el cheapo rack, than it was to keep buying that Oxi stuff all the time...(: I'm one of those people who look good in anything they eat.

So a week later, she dumps a bloody mary down the front of a once worn, $70+ business suit.... I just kept smiling: she kept fuming!:)

I did have the common sense not to ever ask about it later.