Monday, October 26, 2020

Five-Cent Refund


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who wouldn't want an unexpected check in the mail? But a check 
for 5 cent is ridiculous! A stamp cost 55 cents. This check wasn't
worth the postage. The business that I overpaid called it a refund.
It would've made more sense to credit my account for a nickel. 


Five-Cent Refund

I received a check in the mail
And it was a major fail
They called it a refund,
But I disagree
A laughable payment was sent to me
I'd rather get a credit to my account
Than a paper check for a small amount.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Which Ground Pepper Should You Use?





Most people know that ground black pepper is hot, but not too
hot. If you use a little it taste good, but if you use a lot it might
be too spicy. But have you ever tried ground white pepper, or
ground cayenne pepper?

White pepper tastes similar to black pepper, but you can use 
less, because it's usually ground smaller, so it's a bit hotter.
And if you want your pepper to be nearly invisible in white
or light foods, white pepper is great for that too. White pep-
per is also a nice substitute for black pepper if you get a lot 
of kidney stones. The only disadvantage to white pepper is 
it's more expensive.

Cayenne pepper is even hotter than white pepper. I use cay-
enne pepper in recipes that are red or spicy, and I use it 
sparingly. For example, if I make a pot of chili I'll only use 
1/8 teaspoon, because that's how powerful it is.

Here's an example of how I would measure each ground 
pepper depending on which one I wanted to use. Let's
pretend I'm making another pot of chili:

*black pepper        1/2 teaspoon
                        or
*white pepper        1/4 teaspoon
                        or
*cayenne pepper    1/8 teaspoon

Monday, June 29, 2020

Lane Bryant is Saving Lives























I saw Lane Bryant's sign on the door and my first thought was, Lane Bryant
is saving lives. When you go into a business you want to feel safe, but
shouldn't the people working there feel safe too? It's not right that people
without masks are allowed to go into businesses, and spread deadly germs.
I don't understand how a business can expect their employees to willingly
put their lives at risk for no reason at all. If the customers can be protected,
why can't employees be protected too? As a business, do you really want
people coming in and making your employees sick?

Any business that doesn't require a face covering is greedy, disgusting, and
uncaring. Lane Bryant, thank you for saving lives.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Poisonous Products























I know I write about chemicals a lot, but I find it appalling that so many
items we use are potentially harmful to our health. I'm constantly seeing
more products with the California Proposition 65 warning label on them.
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of 
California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive 
harm.

I try to avoid any product that has this label on it, but it's getting harder
to avoid. So far I've seen this label on...game systems, cellphones, back-
packs, jewelry, watches, microwaves, cellphone cases, eye glasses, shoes,
curling irons, cameras, gingerbread houses, electrical tape, and purses!

I don't understand why our government is allowing us to be poisoned.
How can we be healthy if we are constantly using products that are hurting
our health?

You have to thoroughly read everything before you buy it. Read the package
from top to bottom, because sometimes the warning is on the bottom of the
package. These corrupt companies aren't gonna protect you; you have to
protect yourself.




Tuesday, October 15, 2019

What Is Potassium Chloride?























I bought a "healthy" frozen meal and everything in it seemed natural until
I read the ingredient potassium chloride.

According to WebMD, potassium chloride is a medication and it's a min-
eral supplement used to treat or prevent low amounts of potassium in the
blood.

On npr.org in the article Lethal Injection Drugs' Efficacy And Availability
For Federal Executions, it is explained how potassium chloride is a part of
the "three-drug cocktail" used in lethal injections.

Encyclopedia.com says that all major sources of potassium chloride have
their original origin in sea water. The website also lists potassium chloride
as a mixture of potassium and chlorine.

After researching potassium chloride, I'm still a little nervous about eating
it, so I'll probably try to avoid it.