My Planet… part two.

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A few more laughs from Mary Roach.

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She does make a valid point.

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The previous owners of our house removed three drawers in the kitchen and installed a dishwasher. After 10 years of never opening it, I hired the same contractor to get rid of the dry rotting dishwasher and rebuild the cabinet with a sliding shelf. We’ve been through three refrigerators since we’ve lived here, I don’t need this one developing an attitude.

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I unabashedly raise my hand on this one and admit to telling many a mechanic about the funny noises emanating from under the hood . Lucky for me the vorculator was still in good shape.

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20 thoughts on “My Planet… part two.”

  1. We always class coughs as either productive or dry. We are trained to advice an expectorant for a productive cough. For a dry cough, either a demulcent or a suppressant. So when we saw cough medicines appear on the shelves claiming to do it all – we were a bit suspicious.

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  2. I’m going to be honest here, her other books were amazing (with maybe a bit TMI on the space one) but I love this one!! Except for the last couple of pages here, since I know about cars it’s not easy for a mechanic to try and pull one over on me. When I take my car in to be serviced I tell them exactly what needs to be done and what I can do myself. Like when they come and tell me I need a “new” cabin filter when I just replaced the one their holding in their hand the week before. As for the dishwasher, I’m with you there. I don’t think I’ll ever need one since living in two different rental homes that had them and I never once used them. I don’t want to make my dishwater feel like it’s not doing it’s job, ya know? lol

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    1. We’re blessed that we have a trustworthy mechanic who is actually an old friend of my husband’s. I wish I knew more about cars, but since I don’t at least this guy doesn’t laugh at my engine noise impressions.
      😉

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  3. My MIL always gets on to us for rinsing dishes before putting them in the dishwasher when she is in town. One day I am going to point out to her the bits of food I have to pick off her “clean” plates when we are in town.

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  4. To hell with the Dishwashing shit anyway. Use paper plates. And before someone goes all Eco Green shit on my ass, There are more trees on earth then stars in the sky, and trees are sustainable. Paper plates decompose quickly. Your cheap made-in-china plates will be uncovered in a thousand years as relic shards of trash.

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    1. Trees are living beings who enjoy being alive. Your method kills people. What if some alien race conquered the earth and treated humans like you treat trees. You would be mighty upset. Think how the trees feel.

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  5. I think anytime someone takes a drug, they should be not only hopeful it works on ONE problem they have,, and not create two or three new ones. The concept of targeting drugs is lost on me, because if it is effective enough to fix something it probably is doing it at the expense of something else in your body. I admittedly clean off stuff before putting it into the dishwasher, but we only run it once a month to make sure it is still good-to-go. Hand wash 99% of the time…because if you have to wash it before putting it into the dishwasher, etc. We have had no problems with our vorculators recently, and that’s a good thing.

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  6. If it were up to me, we would not even have a dishwasher. But my partner grew up with them, and does not believe handwashing gets dishes really clean. She wins. Not because it is her kitchen, we both do cooking and cleaning up, but because I refuse to argue about it. It is better to be happy than to be right — as least in some things.

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  7. Loosen chest congestion? Don’t eat dairy, swallow some grated/chunks of ginger, eat a hot spicy curry, or have a hot shower.

    Doing the dishes? I like filling the sink with very hot water as I’m cooking. I can then wash things up as I go. Anything that comes after that can just be washed up as it cools. I’m not fussed about leaving the sink full, so stuff can go in there until the next load. I see some ads saying that dishwashers save water – I reckon that’s a big steaming pile of you know what.

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