I really like that one song about New York that Jay Z and that one girl sings….but then there’s this one line that comes up and it makes me stop EVERY time-it’s not a line I want to sing: “everybody ride her just like a bus route.” Ick.
I’m so tired of people who don’t know how to drive. Why am I the only one who knows how?? It sounds ridiculous, but I think it might be true!!! Here are some helpful tips for you all (not that you are the worst drivers, but…well, I don’t know you all that well):
- Steady even pressure on the gas pedal is your goal. Don’t push down the pedal to get to your desired speed and then let up and then push down and then let go and then push down and then let go and then push down and then let go. This is not fuel-efficient and it’s not comfortable for passengers. The car WANTS to go forward, it WANTS to maintain a speed – please do your part and just get to your desired speed and then keep your foot just slightly pushed down on the gas pedal. It’s not that hard. You’ll get the hang of it.
- Merging…sigh..merging…..this is a fairly easy thing to do. If there are two cars trailing each other and another has to merge---let him between you. If he has to brake when merging and get behind you-you have failed. And if your license plate is BLK SMOK and I was in a lane next to you and very politetly tried to merge and you sped up to get as close as you could to the car in front of you as my lane ended, you fully deserved the 8 honks of my horn and the flashing of my brights multiple times. And nobody in the world thinks you are cool that your big monster-truck-wanna-be blows out billows of black smoke and it’s really not cool that you have a personalized license plate to advertise that. You are not cool. Not at all.
- If you are in the right hand lane and there is an onramp that appears next to you with a long line of cars that may possibly merge---get in the next lane if possible. AND if you’re in that second lane and the entire third lane (far left) is completely empty, don’t get mad when that car moves over to allow the onramp to merge. Just GET OVER.
- If you’re in traffic on a street with a lot of lights, don’t try to get through the light when the traffic is already backed up to the intersection. Inevitably, that light will turn red and you will block the road for the other direction of cars and everyone will hate you until the day you die.
I got my hair cut on Saturday and I loved her! She did a great job, I was really happy with the end result. That’s rare. I’m trying to grow my hair out to donate it but it’s soooo tiring to be this long. She took off an inch or so but she did some weird hairdresser trick with the scissors and made it all feel a TON lighter. I was really appreciative. So appreciative that I wanted to tip her nicely…but I accidently tipped her $20.00. I wrote it down. I was just really happy and I had been given a 15% discount for being a new customer. I bought a hair product she recommended and which I totally love….but I didn’t look at the price. So when I got the total bill, I just wrote down a number. Who wants to do a math when you’re happy with your hair?? So this is the breakdown:
Haircut: $38 – discount: $32So I tipped $20 on a $38 haircut. WHAT??? I never ever ever do this. Ever. EVER. I’m going to call it a donation. Like charity. Can I claim this on my taxes? Yes, I think so.
My friend doesn’t rinse her dishes after dinner. Just shakes the food off and then puts the plate into the dishwasher- caked on food and all. Then when the dishwasher is full, she runs a rinse cycle only, and then does a full wash. I’ve never even heard of such a thing. Do other people do this?? My first thought was-what a waste of precious water! But I rinse down my dishes really well using a little scrubby soap-brush thing. I don’t usually let the water run unless I need to really wash the dish-like pans I will hand wash and set out to dry. I’m not sure on the quality of my dishwasher, but I really really really want my dishes to be spotless and sanitary. My dishes are nearly clean when I put them in to go through a wash cycle. Really – what do you guys do?