Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Heart-Shaped Potato Poem

Heart-Shaped Potato
A heart-shaped potato is a sight to see
If you ever find one you'll be full of glee

We all need food
We all need love
Feeling kindness within like a peace dove

A heart-shaped potato represents so much more
A great plant for eating feeding rich and poor
Food for the body and love for the soul
With those two things we begin to feel whole. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Beware of Latex Free Gloves

The warning message on the package of my latex free gloves.

Even though I'm not allergic to latex I try to stay away from it, because
I've heard that some people have all of the sudden become allergic. I
bought three packages of gloves that were brightly labeled on the front
they were latex free. A week later, I noticed that on the back of one of
the packages there was a warning: This product contains a chemical
known to the state of California to cause cancer. Trying to stay away
from latex, I ended up buying gloves made of cancer causing vinyl.
Note to self...Stay away from latex, vinyl, not sure what else yet.

When I'm out shopping I read a lot of  labels, but the day I bought the
gloves I didn't read the labels thoroughly enough. Oh well, next time I'll
try to protect my health a little better.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Are Green Potatoes Harmful?

Before the potato is cut there is a slight green tint to it. After I cut the
potato, the green of the skin is quite noticeable.

I've heard that you shouldn't eat green potatoes, but I never thought that
much about it. I decided to research what I figured was some sort of myth.
I found a lot of information that supported the fact that green potatoes are
harmful to human health. On livestrong.com, I read that exposure to too
much sunlight causes the skin of the potato to turn green. The green part
of the potato is considered toxic because it contains a chemical called
solanine, and it could cause you to become sick.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mattress Cover Chemicals

The warning message from the mattress cover I almost bought.

I've been buying waterproof mattress covers for at least 15 years, but until
the other day, I didn't realize I'd been buying mattress covers that contained
cancer causing chemicals.

What usually determines my choice of mattress cover is the size I need and
the price, but this time I noticed there was a huge warning on the back of
the mattress cover package I was about to choose. I felt mad when I read
the warning and I wondered... How long has this cover been causing cancer, 
birth defects, and reproductive harm? Why haven't I seen this warning be-
fore? People sleep on these things, and they cause cancer! I looked around
at other waterproof mattress covers, and the covers that contained 100 per-
cent vinyl were the covers that had a warning. The more expensive water-
proof covers had a polyurethane laminate and they did not have a warning
on them. I ended up buying one of those.

I decided to research polyurethane laminate and according to the Washing-
ton Toxics Coalition website, polyurethane laminate is a better choice than

If you're going to purchase a mattress cover, be sure to read the package
front and back, so you know if you're possibly doing harm to your body.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Computer Protection Plan Poem

Computer Protection Plan Poem  

This plan covers parts and labor costs to repair,
but it does not cover damage from animal hair.

We will repair or replace the product with a new
or remanufactured product of like kind.
We hope that's OK. We know you won't mind.

Repair or replacement will be at our discretion.
We hope we're not giving the wrong impression.

Damage due to acts of God, fading, or abuse...
That will be your fault. It's called misuse.

If there's damage due to insects, bleach, or sunlight
this plan won't help you. Is that all right?

Damage from ink, nail polish, or chipping
will have you upset and totally tripping.

This plan is supposed to make you feel better,
but maybe you should skip the plan altogether.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Toilet Paper Changed...Again

This morning, I was putting up some toilet paper and I realized that it felt
unusually soft and spongy. I've been buying this brand of toilet paper for
years, so I knew something was different. I compared one of my new rolls
to a roll from the previous package I had purchased, and I was right...my
favorite toilet paper had changed again.

Toilet paper #1 is the new version. Check out the smaller cardboard tube
and the loose weave of the toilet paper. Toilet paper #2 is from the previous
package. Remember, this is the same brand. Anyway, the cardboard tube is
bigger on the old version and the weave of the toilet paper is tighter, so more
toilet paper fits on the tube.

Consumers aren't stupid, and companies that produce products that have
loyal customers shouldn't treat them as such. I would rather companies keep
their products the same and charge me more, than to change the products by
giving me less and charging me the same price.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Use Every Drop of Disinfectant


When my disinfectant wipes are gone there is a lot of cleaner left at the
bottom of the container. I used to toss the liquid but not anymore. I found
a way to use every drop of the disinfectant.

Once the wipes are gone, take the disinfectant liquid and pour it into a
small spray bottle. Be sure that you label the bottle, so you or anyone else
knows that it contains disinfectant cleaner.