Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by cwhatever, Jul 11, 2012.
they also say fla is lightening and bug capitol, thank god its not tornado alley too!!!!!
The other side of the same coin is that you had better know what can maim or kill you in general. Don't play in fire. Don't try to pet cats with white stripes on their backs. Don't try to hug a tornado. Don't expect other motorists to read your mind. So on and so forth.
"Kill them all" isn't a panacea. In fact, that kind of mentality tends to cause even more (and usually worse) problems in the long run.
I love lightning, which is why I considered Florida in the first place--it's the #1 lightning spot in the US. Northeastern New Mexico-southeastern Colorado is #2. NM/CO it is!
No way, you kill 'em all. That is the only solution.
Im Chris4x4, and I approve this meassage!
That is species profiling.
During WWII the U.S. had weird ideas to fight the axis powers. One of them being dumping mosquitos in enemy territory that had yellow fever. They had a practice run on U.S. soil, guess which state? Georgia! Ofcourse, they weren't infected with anything. They dumped thousands of mosquitos over georgia to see what would happen.
And the mosquitos developed accents, and learned to make dam good BBQ.....
So what? I know it is. that is the point. One species is evil. If it bites you and you can suffer greatly, we mist just kill 'em all.
Remind me not to get on your bad side...
we also have luv bugs here twice a year and if you don't put screen in front of your cars grill they will plug up radiator and car will overheat, yes that bad.
No fears unless you are Dangerbug
Awesome thread, I love these helpful tips!
Thank God I'm only Son of Dangerbug!
When cooking in a pan or pot over an open fire, put a skim coat of dishsoap on the outside of the pad. When you are done cooking, the soot will wipe off with no scrubbing.
Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.. I didn't know that!
Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!
Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.
Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.
To make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.
Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic, and at the end of the recipe if you want a stronger taste of garlic.
Reheat Pizza Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.
Easy Deviled Eggs: Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.
Expanding Frosting: When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.
Reheating refrigerated bread: To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.
How to Clean Oven Glass - it seriously is that easy
So here is what my oven glass looked like when we moved in.
And here is what it looks like now
Want to clean your oven? I promise its super easy.
Add about a 1/4 cup of baking soda in a dish and mix just enough water to make a slightly runny paste.
Spread your mixture all over your glass (and the door if it needs it too. Mine did).
Wait 15-20 minutes (or if it is really, really bad like mine you can wait 30 minutes. Not sure if this is necessary but that's what I did.).
After 15, 20, or 30 minutes wipe off. If there are still spots left they should easily scrub off with a scour pad.
Thanks for that ahah... Have you tried this trick?
Newspaper weeds away: Plant your plants in the ground, work the nutrients in your soil. Then wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go, cover with mulch, and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.
To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.
Flexible vacuum: To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip to eliminate static cling. It works; you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and ... Ta DA! ... Static is gone.
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.
De-fog your windshield: Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!
Re-opening envelopes: If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Voila! It unseals easily.
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.
Goodbye Fruit Flies: To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup an d gone forever!
Get Rid of Ants: Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!
Wash your dryer filter: Did you know that cleaning your lint trap with a dryer sheet can ruin it? Dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh that's what burns out the heating unit. You can't SEE the film, but it's there. It's what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free, and smell good. You know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box? Apparently that stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This is what causes dryer units to potentially burn your house down with it! You can test it by running the lint trap under water. If the water goes through you are good. If not then you need to clean it. The best way to keep your dryer working for a long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months.
Drop a small object on the carpet and can't find it. Place panty hose over the end of the vacuum hose and start vacuuming. The panty hose will trap anything to large to fit through the tiny hose and keep it from getting sucked into the vacuum.
Wearing a skirt or dress on a windy day. Cut open a few sections on the bottom seam. slip in some heavy washers or flat weights (anything small heavy and flat will work) then sew the seam back up.
Need to cut some corn off the cob. Use your bundt pan. Place the ear on the opening in the center of the pan, and as you slide the knife down the ear, all the kernels will collect in the main part of the pan
i will need to try: 2, 3, 4, 9,10
There is electrical wire made with capsaicin mixed in with the outer plastic to deter pests from gnawing on it.
if your phone gets wet and you pulled battery in time or just try anyways, to fully dry it out seal it in a baggie with a bunch of uncooked rice for a couple of days. it will pull all moisture out like it does in a salt shaker.
Provided the rice doesn't mold from the moisture.
shouldn't mold in a couple of days and if not sure then change the rice after a day, no worrys now.