i heart learning

i heart learning

Sunday, October 21, 2012

apple a day keeps cigars moist-ay

My phone rang.
I answered.
It was Nelson Sr.
'Hello Pops' I said.
'Hello. Can you bring me an apple?' he asked.
'Okay.' I said. No questions asked. If poppa in law wants an apple...two apples he shall get.

I thought he was feeling scurveyish. I thought he needed a fruit boost. I thought it was the chance to gain a 'becca is a nice daughter' status. I was all over the apple mission like a fly on horse dung.

He was not feeling scurveyish. He did not need a fruit boost. He definitely did not need two apples.
Nelson Sr. needed a simple slice of apple to bring moisture life back into his cigars.

Yep. A little apple goes a long way to bring old dry crusty unsmokable cigars smokable again. Place a slice with your smokables in a ziplock, wait a day....and voila! your cancer cylinders are back in business.

I'm not a smoker. So I'm not sure the fact i learned today will ever come in handy for myself. But I'm sure its a great party fact; a 'hey guys! did you know the human head weighs 8 pounds?' kind of fact.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

i made a booboo.

dont let the keys in this lock fool you.
i assure you. it it open.

dont ask me how a wild animal was able to get the door open - maybe he had opposable thumbs, or came from that movie 'homeward bound' where the animals are ridiculously smart and can even speak english. in any case, the good news is that my cat, stella bijou, is a hero.

Monday, October 08, 2012

dubble bubble fun fact

dubble bubble has to be the shortest lasting gum in the world.

it goes from delicious pink minty flavor to stiff wad of chewy cement in exactly 3 minutes 19 seconds.
I know this because i timed it today, after eating one and saying 'holy ravioli this gum tastes like chewy cement in less time than it takes me to eat a kraft cheese singles slice - i better time my next chew.'

But my big learn for the day was inside the wrapper, on the classic comic strip, included with every piece of dubble bubble.

check it out:

(oh - and not to mention i also learned that the dubble bubble comic makers obviously felt the need to update their comic style by talking about MP3 players. I'm not even sure what this comic strip means exactly)

giraffes have Q-tip tongues!

and when i looked it up i see it is totally surreal...


I mean seriously.
Thanks Dubble Bubble. And thanks Erica for bootlegging me a couple of pieces from that wedding candy bar. Been a while since i enjoyed a piece of gum so much for 3 minutes and 19 seconds.