Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Laundry Tip for Apartment Dwellers with Shared Laundry

"Girl," you're probably asking.  "Why in god's name are you posting a picture of your pu$$y cat, a water bottle and a filthy old dress?" 

My response:  this isn't THAT epic of a tip, but still worth a mention. 

A couple of weeks ago I was at the Grocery Outlet and saw this ADORABLE bottle of laundry detergent.  My gawd it was so freaking cute.  It was Dreft, which I have to use for my sensitive skin, and it was in a little bottle that was just begging me to buy it and carry it around my apartment building to the laundry room, back and forth, showering it in kisses and such. 

The problem was, buying it was dumb, because I already HAD laundry detergent.  So I refrained and instead picked up a water bottle from the curb shop (aka the side of the road:  free). 

The cool thing about this?  It's light, it's compact, and it makes it WAY easier to get a smaller amount of detergent into the washing machine.  The washing machines in my building are energy efficient and require a lot less soap.  A bigger bottle is much messier and harder to navigate.  The little water bottle with a sport top?  PERFECT! 

Try it sometime!  

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Smartphones Replacing Credit Cards?

Yes, I get my news from Perez. 

The "article" decribes cell phones replacing credit cards.  Just swipe your cell phone and pay! 

Hmmmmm.  Maybe.  Maybe?  What if it had a super smart app that automatically tracked these purchases and said "pay off your balance!" frequently?  That would be cool! 

This could turn into something super helpful to aid in people being responsible with their money, or it could turn into another way to make people spend money without being aware.