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Comment by Gary on December 31, 2013 at 7:14am

New Years Eve in Sydney Australia in 45 minutes.

http://www.earthcam.com/world/australia/sydney/

Comment by Yvonne F. on November 15, 2013 at 12:29am

Some Neat Ways to Use Everyday Household Items:

  • Use a can opener to open sealed plastic packaging.
  • Add saline solution (salt & water) to refresh dried-out mascara.
  • Use a toilet seat cover to blot the oil from a greasy face.
  • Use pretty wine corks to make planters for tiny succulents. Put magnets on them and hang them on your fridge.
  • Amplify the volume of your iPhone or iPod by placing it in a bowl.
  • Use Jello as a lip-stain/lipstick. Directions: Pour some Jello powder mix into a bowl and moisten a Q-Tip with water. Then, being very careful not to use your fingers since the red stains stay put, dip a Q-Tip into the powder and apply it directly to your lips.
  • Use diluted fabric softener as a leave-in hair conditioner.
  • Use a lint roller to clean out the debris in your handbag.
  • Use non-stick spray on the inside of your votive holders. When the candle has burned out, the remaining wax will just slip out of the glass container.
  • Eat marshmallows to soothe a sore throat.  There’s a scientific explanation behind this.  (You can also use small marshmallows to separate your toes during a home pedicure.)
  •  Use newspaper as an odor absorber such as onions, leeks, etc.  Wrap the food in newspaper and you can put it in Tupperware, or the crisper bin of your fridge, or even in a purse without any lingering smells.
  • Use aspirin to turn hair made green by chlorine back to its natural color.  Dissolve six to eight aspirin pills in a glass of warm water, coat hair with the solution, let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse.
  • Use Vicks Vapo-Rub to train your pets.  Apply Vapo-Rub on things you don’t want chewed up or peed on by your cat or dog — they’re turned off by the taste and smell.  It also supposedly cures toenail fungus.
  • Use mayonnaise to erase water stains from wooden furniture. Spread it onto the water stain, then using a cloth, rub the mayonnaise over the stain, and polish to a shine.
  • Mix equal parts of fabric softener and white vinegar in a spray bottle to remove wrinkles from clothing.  It will save a lot of ironing.
  • Add a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to make cut flowers last longer. (Drink the rest of the vodka in the bottle LOL)
  • Use Alka-Seltzer to clean your toilet.  Drop a couple tablets in the toilet, wait 20 minutes. The citric acid will dissolve the grime.
  • Use hand sanitizer to dissolve ink stains on clothing.  Wipe ink stains with hand sanitizer then wash.
  • Use (unscented) dental floss to cut soft cheeses and cakes.
  • Pack your shoes in a shower cap to keep the soles from touching your clothes.
  • Use raw/uncooked spaghetti strands to light hard-to-reach candle wicks.
  • Use yellow mustard to suck the pain out of a burn on your skin.
  • Rub the cut edge of cheese with some butter to keep it from getting moldy.
  • Use Scotch tape or nail polish to relieve an insect bite.  Blocking oxygen from getting into the bite will stop the itching.
  • Use a blow-dryer on a mirror to clear the steam after a hot shower.
  • Throw baking soda on a rapidly increasing grease fire. It works much like a powder fire extinguisher. But do NOT use water, baking powder or flour, as it’s likely to make the fire even bigger.

 

Comment by Doug Cota on October 5, 2013 at 8:40am

Here is an invitation to and event Cycle Ontario & Ontario Cycle is having in November - hope you can attend.

https://christmasideas.eventbrite.ca/

Comment by Gary on September 29, 2013 at 2:42pm

So we have a new group at zoomers. Guess I'll mosey over for a look see.

Comment by Doug Cota on September 29, 2013 at 2:18pm

I guess the interests of the "Cycling in Ontario" group over the winter will be whatever the group dynamics dictate - I am willing to talk about anything cycling related.

Comment by Ruth McCarthy Kruuv on September 29, 2013 at 2:02pm

what are the interests in the group for the winter months?

Comment by Ruth McCarthy Kruuv on September 29, 2013 at 2:01pm

You know Doug,  sounds like a wonderful idea.  right now , have my hands full with things going on but this would be something that i should do and wish circumstances were different .  thanks for the info and will follow this up.

Comment by Doug Cota on September 29, 2013 at 1:52pm

Ruth - I don't ride as much as I would like or should, but will do several rides a week of about 25km - we usually like to get a group together on a Sunday for a social ride some where. By the way the trails around Rim Park are great and a fairly easy ride.

Comment by Ruth McCarthy Kruuv on September 29, 2013 at 1:39pm

couldn't imagine the motorcycle these days but i do like the bikes and have taken little trips at Rim Park but since my brother has ben so ill,  i just haven't exercised like i should.  how many miles would you ride in a day?

Comment by Doug Cota on September 29, 2013 at 1:25pm

Hi again Ruth - I was talking about bicycles not motorcycles if that answers your question - just started a new group " Cycling in Ontario" join us as we explore Ontario.

 

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