Taking Matters Into My Own Hands

I admit it.  After living for an eternity with a dirty, curling-at-the-edges garbage chute door sign, I did some unauthorized maintenance work today. The custodial staff in my building are overworked, and although residents aren’t encouraged to do professional work around the property the staff often appreciates these small acts of assistance. Not that I’m going to do the same on every floor.  The neighbors have computers and printers.  Let them tear out their hair learning how to change the format from Portrait to Landscape.  It’ll be educational for them, as it was for me.  Why should I be the … Continue reading Taking Matters Into My Own Hands

Teddy Bears Never Stop Protecting Us

If you’re on Twitter, I recommend following username @Emergency_Teds.  They keep the United Kingdom safe, and some of us already know from experience that stuffed animals protect us at home. While we’re on the topic:  Please refrain from putting currency in the clotheswasher/dryer.  Check all pockets carefully before washing.  Some of us really can’t tolerate the sound of a coin spinning in the dryer.  It’s as bad as fingernails on a blackboard. Continue reading Teddy Bears Never Stop Protecting Us