Friday, January 28, 2005

Why I Hate Auto-Flushing Toilets

1. You get used to them. I have them at work and have learned that when you've done your business, you get up and leave. The problem is that I find myself leaving stalls in other public places without flushing. People give you a funny look and you have to mutter, "I'm used to the auto-flushing ones.". Then they give you a look back like you are Paris Hilton saying, "I'm too good to flush my own toilet, you peon. You must do it for me. Can you wipe my ass too, while you're at it?".

2. Just when you learn to love them, they turn on you. You walk in one day, sit down, and they flush. Ew! Your posterior gets sprayed with water and God-knows-what. Now, I'm not a germaphobe. I've wiped my ass with a leaf while camping, when nothing else was available. And I'm a full proponent of the 10-second rule, when my corner brownie hits the floor. But the premature flush makes me go "EW!".

Ah, what problems technology forces upon us...

Thursday, January 27, 2005


What would you do with an extra day in the week?

This would be a day when you wouldn't have to additional weekend day. Let's say it would be sandwiched between Saturday and Sunday, so you could do the normal going-out stuff on Saturday and the normal relax-watch football and/or church and/or get ready for the work week stuff on Sunday. This would be an additional day to do whatever you wanted to!

I'd call it Yourday, since all the other good names are taken.

What would you do on Yourday???

A Guy After My Own

This dude has designed a brownie pan where ALL THE BROWNIES HAVE EDGES! The best brownie is, of course, the corner brownie...nice and chewy, crispy corners. Second is the "side of the pan" brownie - it's along the edge of the pan, but just not the corner one.

See the prototype here:

I found this on the Ideas Happen site, which is very cool if you have some time to peruse:

Brownie lovers everywhere, rejoice! Atkins dieters everywhere, be very, very afraid!

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Need a Brain Break(tm)?

Need a break? Get your nose outta that Excel you're sweating over and refresh your brain!

Take the Whad'ya Know Quiz:

You just might learn something, dammit!

(tm) courtesy of Cagey McRancid (not her real name)

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Great Ideas!

I am hereby officially impressed. Goofy Girl readers have really come through with some good ideas!

Cagey suggested a Tivo. Not a bad idea. It would save me some time setting the VCR and also time spent screaming and jumping up and down when it records the wrong show. I could use that time saved to experience something fun. I have to admit, I expected this answer from Cagey, as she is a Tivo evangelist.

Golightly suggests a day at the spa. Not a bad idea either. I could probably get a whole new body for $1000 at the spa. Hmmm... I might use my regular money to do this. Is that cheating?

I really, really like Maggie's idea...take a trip...solo. No kids, no hubbie. Looks like she's got a kid about the same age as mine. You start to consider running away. Just kidding. Or am I? I've always thought about doing a solo trip, but it's a bit intimidating. No one to share the driving with, no one to help clean up camp, no one to whine to when you're cold or tired. That said, what an experience it would be! It's something I've never done before. Plus it has the extra-added bonus of allowing me some Life Pondering Time. Something I haven't had much of since Junior came along.

Keep those ideas coming. I might have to save up more money to take advantage of them all!

Monday, January 03, 2005

Goofy Girl Needs Your Advice!

I have $1000 to spend! One thousand buckaroos. One "K".

Since Christmas, birthday and anniversary fall within the same month for me (as well as year-end work bonus), I have accumulated one thousand lovely Georges to spend.

What's my damn problem?, you might ask. Well, quite frankly, I don't know how to spend it.

Please don't say clothes! (see previous posts on clothes-shopping stress). And I already belong to a gym that I seldom attend, so none of that. I don't want nor need an iPod. Loving husband's company GAVE them to all the employees as a year-end bonus. Bastards! I also don't need anything that will take up much room in my house, as I am smothering in all the toys, games and clothes that my son got for Christmas. MMMM....MMMM.... That's the sound of me smothering.

And...I like EXPERIENCES. Not STUFF. Something new to do...or see...or experience would be ideal.

Any great ideas out there? Please chime in! If I use your idea, you will be forever shrined in honor on the Goofy Girl blog (or at least I'll mention it in a post).